Icons and Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church

Author: Alfredo Tradigo

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892368457

Category: Art

Page: 383

View: 5136

Catalogues the heritage of images according to type and subject, from the ancient at the Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai to those from Greece, Constantinople, and Russia. This book includes chapters such as role of icons in the Orthodox liturgy and on common iconic subjects, including the fathers and saints of the Eastern Church.

Byzantinische Kunst

Author: Charles Bayet

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1783103469

Category: Art

Page: 284

View: 6028

Über ein Jahrtausend lang, von seiner Gründung im Jahre 330 n. Chr. bis zu seinem Untergang im Jahre 1453, war das Byzantinische Reich eine Wiege von künstlerischem Überfluss, die erst jetzt wiederentdeckt wird. Ausgestattet mit dem reichen Erbe der römischen, östlichen und christlichen Kulturen, entwickelten die byzantinischen Künstler eine architektonische und malerische, vom Symbolismus geprägte Tradition, die auch über die Grenzen des Reiches hinaus einen großen Einfluss ausübte. Italien, Nordafrika und der Nahe Osten schützen und erhalten heutzutage die antiken Überreste dieser anspruchsvollen künstlerischen Tradition mit all ihrer geheimnisvollen und verzaubernden Schönheit. Die Pracht der Paläste, Kirchen, Malereien, Töpferwaren, Keramiken und Mosaiken dieser Kultur ist ein Garant für den großen Einfluss und die Zeitlosigkeit der byzantinischen Kunst.


Author: Robin Cormack

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674026193

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 9169

Byzantine and Russian Orthodox icons are perhaps the most enduring form of religious art ever developed--and one of the most mysterious. This book provides an accessible guide to their story and power. Illustrated mostly with Cretan, Greek, and Russian examples from the British Museum, which houses Britain's most important collection, the book examines icons in the context of the history of Christianity, as well as within the perspective of art history.

The Eastern Orthodox Church

Its Thought and Life

Author: Ernst Benz

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 0202365751

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 3574

Western European Christendom finds it difficult to comprehend the Eastern Orthodox Church because it knows little about the practice and doctrines of Orthodoxy. Even what is known is overlaid by many strata of prejudices and misunderstandings, partly political in nature. One of the obstacles has been the natural tendency to confound the ideas and customs of the Orthodox Church with familiar parallels in Roman Catholicism. To escape this tradition pitfall, Ernst Benz focuses on icon painting as a logical place to begin his examination of the Orthodox Church. Beginning with a brilliant discussion of the importance of icons in the Eastern Church--and the far-reaching effects of icons on doctrine as well as art--Benz counteracts the confusion, explaining simply and clearly the liturgy and sacraments, dogma, constitution and law of Eastern Orthodoxy. In brief history, he describes the rise of Orthodox national churches, schismatic churches, and churches in exile; the role of monasticism and its striking differences from Roman Catholic monasticism; the missionary work of the Orthodox Church; and the influence of Orthodoxy on politics and culture. The role of the church can be defined in terms of the image. Benz writes that the church exists so that "members may be incorporated into the image of Jesus Christ in that individual believers are changed into his likeness'" as Paul writes in the second letter to the Corinthians. Thus, Orthodox theology holds up the icon as the true key to the understanding of Orthodox dogma. The Eastern Orthodox Church will be valuable to anyone interested in learning more about the church, its thought, its life, and its ideals. Ernst Benz (1907-1978) was one of the most distinguished contemporary German theologians and perhaps the leading Western authority on Eastern Orthodoxy. He studied classical philology and archeology at Tbingen, Berlin and Rome, and turned to the study of Protestant theology. He became professor of ecclesiastical and dogmatic history at the Philipp University at Marburg on the Lahn. He is the author of Buddhism or Communism and Theology of Electricity: On the Encounter and Explanation of Theology and Science in the 17th and 18th Centuries.

The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, 2 Volume Set

Author: John Anthony McGuckin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444392548

Category: Religion

Page: 872

View: 8560

With a combination of essay-length and short entries written by a team of leading religious experts, the two-volume Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodoxy offers the most comprehensive guide to the cultural and intellectual world of Eastern Orthodox Christianity available in English today. An outstanding reference work providing the first English language multi-volume account of the key historical, liturgical, doctrinal features of Eastern Orthodoxy, including the Non-Chalcedonian churches Explores of the major traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy in detail, including the Armenian, Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopic, Slavic, Romanian, Syriac churches Uniquely comprehensive, it is edited by one of the leading scholars in the field and provides authoritative but accessible articles by a range of top international academics and Orthodox figures Spans the period from Late Antiquity to the present, encompassing subjects including history, theology, liturgy, monasticism, sacramentology, canon law, philosophy, folk culture, architecture, archaeology, martyrology, hagiography, all alongside a large and generously detailed prosopography Structured alphabetically and topically cross-indexed, with entries ranging from 100 to 6,000 words

Byzantine sacred art

selected writings of the contemporary Greek icon painter Fotis Kontoglous on the sacred arts according to the tradition of Eastern Orthodox Christianity

Author: Phōtēs Kontoglou,Constantine Cavarnos

Publisher: Inst for Byzantine & Modern Greek


Category: Art

Page: 171

View: 3472

The Triumphant Church

Eastern Orthodox Iconography

Author: D. H. Stamatis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933275369

Category: Christian saints

Page: 268

View: 5132

Iconography is given to us not only through the Fathers of the Church, but also from the Apostles and Jesus Christ Himself. For example, when we paint Jesus as a human we paint Him only because we saw Him as a perfect human among us without sin (Baruch 3). Furthermore, we know that Jesus is more that the Logos. In fact, He is the icon of His Father "icon of the invisible God" (Col. 1:15), and "the refulgence of His glory, the very imprint of His being" (Heb. 1:3). Similarly we present God as the Elder, just like Daniel saw Him (Daniel 7); and the Holy Spirit like a dove and fiery tongues as It appeared during the Baptism of Jesus and at The Pentecost. As for the Theotokos, the saints, and angels we painted them not to worship them but to honor them. We do not pay any attention to the material of the icon but rather we honor the prototype that is painted on the wood, canvas or wall. We honor all of them in the spirit of the seventh Ecumenical Council which defined the honoring of the icons according to the Tradition of the Church, beginning with the first icon of Jesus that was painted without hands (mandilion icon) and the icons of the Theotokos and Peter and Paul painted by St Luke.

Ecclesiasticus II

Orthodox Icons, Saints, Feasts and Prayer

Author: George Dion Dragas

Publisher: Orthodox Research Inst

ISBN: 9780974561806

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 3583

Ecclesiasticus Prayer brings together essays, which were delivered on various occasions and are arranged into four general topics-hence the subtitle. The first section on Icons offers an introductory lecture on the iconoclastic dispute with a select (updated) bibliography and a fresh exposition, on the basis of the original text of St. John of Damascus' Defense of the Icons. The second section on Saints represents an introduction to Orthodox Hagiography, which was prepared for the Orthodox-Reformed Dialogue, and offers an extensive bibliography on the subject. The third section on Feasts is a general presentation of the major movable and immovable feasts of the Orthodox liturgical years and dovetails with the section on the Saints. Finally, the fourth section on Prayer offers two expositions of the Lord's Prayer, one by St. Maximos the Confessor and another by St. Macarios of Corinth, which are representative of the patristic understanding of this Prayer that constitutes the basis of Orthodox spirituality.

The Role of Images and the Veneration of Icons in the Oriental Orthodox Churches

Syrian Orthodox, Armenian, Coptic and Ethiopian Traditions

Author: Christine Chaillot

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643909853

Category: Religion

Page: 138

View: 5241

The aim of this book is to demonstrate the presence in the very ancient Eastern Churches of religious images of all kinds (icons, paintings, illuminations), including the representation of Christ, together with the veneration (not the adoration) of icons/images. Presented here are not only the iconographic but also the liturgical-and especially the Christological-dimensions of the icon on the basis of texts used by these four traditions down the centuries. In contrast to the Byzantine Orthodox world which, after a controversy on this subject, officially established the veneration of icons from the time of the Second Council of Nicaea (787) and in 843, these Churches did not experience Iconoclasm. Christine Chaillot is Swiss and Orthodox (Patriarchate of Constantinople). She has published several books on the Orthodox Churches and the Oriental Orthodox Churches. (Series: Studies on Oriental Orthodox Church History / Studien zur Orientalischen Kirchengeschichte, Vol. 55) [Subject: Religious Studies, Christian Studies, History, Iconography]

Encyclopedia of World Religions

Author: Bruno Becchio,Johannes P. Schadé

Publisher: Foreign Media Group

ISBN: 9781601360007

Category: Reference

Page: 960

View: 4833

Enhanced by more than one thousand full color illustrations, a concise guide features thousands of references to literature, art, history, famous figures, and philosophy with respect to religion, covering the beliefs, doctrines, practices, teachings, rites of passage, and specific rituals of the world's major religions.

Eastern Orthodox Theology

A Contemporary Reader

Author: Daniel B. Clendenin

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801026512

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 2774

A clear introduction to Eastern Orthodoxy and key aspects of the tradition. Now contains new articles and additional readings on Orthodoxy and evangelicalism.

Parade of Faith

A Biographical History of the Christian Church

Author: Ruth A. Tucker

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310296951

Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 2262

Part storybook, part textbook, part historical overview, Parade of Faith in ebook format presents the history of Christianity in riveting fashion. Ruth Tucker adopts the metaphor of a parade, journey, or pilgrimage to explore the history of Christianity, which began as the Messiah marched out of the pages of the Old Testament and will end one day when “the saints go marching in” to the New Jerusalem. The book is divided into two chronological groupings: first, the advent of Christianity until the German and Swiss Reformations; second, the Anabaptist movement and Catholic Reformation until the present-day worldwide expansion of the church. Yet, ultimately the topic matter is not movements, dates, or a stream of facts, but instead people—people who still have stories to tell other Christians. And with a little help from clues to their own contexts, they can still speak clearly today. This book is laid out systematically to showcase the biographies of such prominent figures within their historical settings. The pages are peppered with sidebars, historical “what if” questions, explorations of relevant topics for today, personal reflections, illustrations, and lists for further reading. Parade of Faith is an excellent introduction for undergraduate students and interested lay readers.

Guide to Byzantine Iconography: Detailed explanation of the distinctive characteristics of Byzantine iconography, of the traditional pattern of decorating Eastern Orthodox churches with panel icons, wall paintings, and mosaics, and of the chief Doctrinal, Liturgical, and Festal icons; together with a concise systematic exposition of Saint John Damascene's defense of holy icons

Author: Constantine Cavarnos

Publisher: N.A


Category: Icons

Page: N.A

View: 2354

Eastern Orthodoxy Through Western Eyes

Author: Donald Fairbairn

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664224974

Category: Religion

Page: 209

View: 2256

In the last decade, Eastern Orthodoxy has moved from being virtually unknown to Western Christians to being a significant presence on the religious scene in North America and Great Britain. In light of Orthodoxy's growing presence, this book will introduce Western Christians to the Eastern Orthodox vision of the Christian life by examining Orthodox theology and worship and will also alert readers to the cultural and historical factors that shape any interpretation of the Christian faith.

The Orthodox Christian World

Author: Augustine Casiday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415455162

Category: Religion

Page: 585

View: 1511

Over the last century unprecedented numbers of Christians from traditionally Orthodox societies migrated around the world. Once seen as an 'oriental' or 'eastern' phenomenon, Orthodox Christianity is now much more widely dispersed, and in many parts of the modern world one need not go far to find an Orthodox community at worship. This collection offers a compelling overview of the Orthodox world, covering the main regional traditions of Orthodox Christianity and the ways in which they have become global. The contributors are drawn from the Orthodox community worldwide and explore a rich selection of key figures and themes. The book provides an innovative and illuminating approach to the subject, ideal for students and scholars alike.

Icon and Devotion

Sacred Spaces in Imperial Russia

Author: Oleg Tarasov,Oleg Iur'evič Tarasov,Oleg I︠U︡rʹevich Tarasov,Oleg Jur'evič Tarasov,Aleksandr V. Tarasov,Oleg eIiUr'evich Tarasov,Oleg Ûr'evič Tarasov

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861891181

Category: Art

Page: 416

View: 4025

Icon and Devotion offers the first extensive presentation in English of the making and meaning of Russian icons. The craft of icon-making is set into the context of forms of worship that emerged in the Russian Orthodox Church in the mid-seventeenth century. Oleg Tarasov shows how icons have held a special place in Russian consciousness because they represented idealized images of Holy Russia. He also looks closely at how and why icons were made. Wonder-working saints and the leaders of such religious schisms as the Old Believers appear in these pages, which are illustrated with miniature paintings, lithographs and engravings never before published in the English-speaking world. By tracing the artistic vocabulary, techniques and working methods of icon painters, Tarasov shows how icons have been integral to the history of Russian art, influenced by folk and mainstream currents alike. As well as articulating the specifically Russian piety they invoke, he analyzes the significance of icons in the cultural life of modern Russia in the context of popular prints and poster design.

Sainthood and Race

Marked Flesh, Holy Flesh

Author: Molly H. Bassett,Vincent W. Lloyd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131780872X

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 5673

In popular imagination, saints exhibit the best characteristics of humanity, universally recognizable but condensed and embodied in an individual. Recent scholarship has asked an array of questions concerning the historical and social contexts of sainthood, and opened new approaches to its study. What happens when the category of sainthood is interrogated and inflected by the problematic category of race? Sainthood and Race: Marked Flesh, Holy Flesh explores this complicated relationship by examining two distinct characteristics of the saint’s body: the historicized, marked flesh and the universal, holy flesh. The essays in this volume comment on this tension between particularity and universality by combining both theoretical and ethnographic studies of saints and race across a wide range of subjects within the humanities. Additionally, the book’s group of emerging and established religion scholars enhances this discussion of sainthood and race by integrating topics such as gender, community, and colonialism across a variety of historical, geographical, and religious contexts. This volume raises provocative questions for scholars and students interested in the intersection of religion and race today.