The Illustrated Jesus Through the Centuries

by Jaroslav Pelikan

Hardcover, 1997



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Yale University Press (1997), Edition: Illustrated, Subsequent, 264 pages


This volume is adapted from Jaroslav Pelikan's classic work Jesus Through the Centuries. Pelikan has condensed the original text and enhanced the book with 150 illustrations, most in colour, that give a further dimension to his thoughts. His commentary that accompanies the illustrations provides information on the art, architecture, individuals, and events that Jesus has inspired over the ages.

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LibraryThing member davidpwithun
A typically great book by Jaroslav Pelikan. This book tells the story of the variety of ways that Christ has been viewed from the first century until the modern day, explaining the effects that each of these views has had on the cultures of the world. For anyone who wants to get a sense of the
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depth of impact that Christ has had on the entire world, this book is a great place to start. This being the illustrated edition, it is also filled with beautiful images of Christ, of His Mother, and of His Saints from a variety of cultures and time periods, showing us the diversity of artistic expression that the Christian Tradition has given birth to even as it explains the cultural concepts that Christianity created.
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Physical description

264 p.; 11 inches


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