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The paper reviews "Face To Face; Portraits of the Divine in Early Christianity". The paper explores how and why Christian artists came to depict the Godhead in general and hjrist in particular.
From the Paper:"The formative era of Christianity, specifically the apostolic, postapostolic and patristic periods, proved to be decisive for the development of the faith. To be sure, that might have been expected as being consistent with the first flush of fervor for the new way of conceptualizing God and humankind's relationship to the divine. Yet, Christian thought represented a meaningful departure from pharisaic, legalistic Judaism on one hand, and Hellenistic, Greco-Roman polytheism on the other, which meant that it was considered heresy on one hand, or political rebellion on the..."
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Christian Art (2008, December 01) Retrieved December 10, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/christian-art-124775/
"Christian Art" 01 December 2008. Web. 10 December. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/christian-art-124775/>