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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture

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Download The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture PDF Format Full Free by Tom Devonshire Jones and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-09-26 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "First published as: The Oxford companion to Christian art and architecture in 1996 by Oxford University Press." --T.p. verso.


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ISBN 13 : 9780199695102
Pages : 654 pages
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Download The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture PDF Format Full Free by Tom Devonshire Jones and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2014-08-29 with total page 654 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edition originally published: 2013.


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A Dictionary of Christian Art

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ISBN 13 : 9780198609667
Pages : 646 pages
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Download A Dictionary of Christian Art PDF Format Full Free by Peter Murray and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2004 with total page 646 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Dictionary of Christian Art, now rebranded in the best-selling Oxford Paperback Reference series, is a unique and fascinating exploration of the art and architecture that has been influenced and inspired by biblical stories and Christian history and beliefs. The Dictionary combines general essays on the periods and styles important in the history of Christian art with lots of shorter entries that describe specific works, artists, themes, and visual images, and which give the reader practical guidance on where in Europe to locate the works described. The Dictionary of Christian Art, now rebranded in the best-selling Oxford Paperback Reference series, is a unique and fascinating exploration of the art and architecture that has been influenced and inspired by biblical stories and Christian history and beliefs. The Dictionary combines general essays on the periods and styles important in the history of Christian art with lots of shorter entries that describe specific works,artists, themes, and visual images, and which give the reader practical guidance on where in Europe to locate the works described. Among the many features of this dictionary are: detailed essays on periods and styles in art and architecture, including Byzantine, Renaissance, Baroque; general background to the Old and New Testaments, and to Christian tradition and beliefs; forms of art influenced by Christianity, such as illuminated manuscripts, stained glass; artists and architects and theirworks, for example Fra Angelico, Donatello, Pugin, and many others; and places and buildings, including Assisi, Roma, St Paul's, the Sistine Chapel. There are also descriptions and explanations of features of Christian churches, significant saints, popes, saints, and rulers, and a glossary of Architectural Terms and detailed bibliography.


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A Guide to Christian Art

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ISBN 13 : 0567685144
Pages : 304 pages
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Download A Guide to Christian Art PDF Format Full Free by Diane Apostolos-Cappadona and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-05-14 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A one-volume introduction to and overview of Christian art, from its earliest history to the present day. Diane Apostolos-Cappadona begins by examining how art and Christianity have intersected throughout history, and charts this tumultuous relationship that has yielded some of the greatest outpourings of human creativity. To introduce readers to the way a painting can be read Apostolos-Cappadona begins with an analysis of a painting of the Adoration of the Magi, helping readers to see how they can interpret for themselves the signs, symbols and figures that the book covers. In the more-than 1000 entries that follow Apostolos-Cappadona gives readers an expert overview of all the frequently used symbols and motifs in Christian art as well as the various saints, historical figures, religious events, and biblical scenes most frequently depicted. Readers are introduced to the ways in which religious paintings are often "coded'" such as what a lily means in a picture of Mary, how a goldfinch can be "Christological", or how the presence of an Eagle means it is likely to be a picture of St John. The entries are organized by topic, so that students and beginners can easily find their way to discussion of the themes and motifs they see before them when looking at a painting.


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Christian Art

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Publisher : Lion Hudson Ltd
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ISBN 13 : 1912552566
Pages : 265 pages
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Download Christian Art PDF Format Full Free by Michelle P. Brown and published by Lion Hudson Ltd. This book was released on 2021-01-22 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explore the rich history and influence of Christian art from Antiquity to the present day. Michelle Brown traces the rich history of Christian art, crossing boundaries to explore how art has reflected and stimulated a response to the teachings of Christ, and to Christian thought and experience across the ages. Embracing much of the history of art in the West and parts of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australasia, Michelle considers art of the earliest Christians to the modern day. Featuring articles by invited contributors on subjects including Icons; Renaissance Florence; Rubens and the Counter-Reformation; Religious Folk Art; Jewish Artists; Christian Themes; Making the St John’s Bible, and Christianity and Contemporary Art in North America, Christian Art is an ideal survey of the subject for all those interested in the world’s artistic heritage. •⊂ Comprehensive and authoritative text from the Early Christian period to the modern day •⊂ Wide international coverage •⊂ Feature articles on special subjects by a team of experts from around the world


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A Dictionary of Christian Art

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Pages : 696 pages
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Download A Dictionary of Christian Art PDF Format Full Free by Peter Murray and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2001 with total page 696 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'It is impossible to over-praise this book. It works on every level: here is scholarship made accessible to the learned and the beginner, to the devout and the profane. It is hard to estimate whether it will be more treasured by those who know little of Christianity or by those who try to liveby its teachings.'Sister Wendy BeckettPreviously published with illustrations as the Oxford Companion to Christian Art and Architecture and now available for the first time in the Oxford Paperback Reference series, the Dictionary of Christian Art is a unique and fascinating exploration of the art and architecture that has beeninfluenced and inspired by biblical stories and Christian history and beliefs. The Dictionary combines general essays on the periods and styles important in the history of Christian art with lots of shorter entries that describe specific works, artists, themes, and visual images, and which give thereader practical guidance on where in Europe to locate the works described. Included in the Dictionary are:Detailed essays on periods and styles in art and architecture:Early Christian, Byzantine, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque, Anglo-Saxon, Irish, Gothic, Renaissance, BaroqueGeneral background to the Old and New Testaments, and to Christian tradition and beliefs:Adam and Eve, Abraham, Moses, the Exodus, the major Old Testament prophets; the Annunciation; Life of Christ, the Passion; the Assumption; the mission of the Apostles; major martyrs and saints; religious Orders and their founders; parablesForms of art influenced by Christianity:church plans, illuminated manuscripts, mosaics, frescoes, tombs, stained glass, sculptureArtists and architects and their works:Duccio, Fra Angelico, Brunelleschi; Masaccio, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, Wren, Gibbs, Poussin, El Greco, Chagall, Spencer, Pugin, and many othersPlaces and buildings:Ravenna, Assisi, Rome, Venice, and Sicily; St Peter's, St Paul's, the Sistine Chapel; baptistery, chapter house, centrally planned churches, monastery planningDescriptions and explanations of features of Christian churches, sculpture, and painting:icons, symbols, attributes, the Signs of the Zodiac, labyrinth, bestiaries; liturgical books, vestments, and colours; rose windows, frontals, and altarpiecesSignificant saints, popes, rulers, and preachers:saints Agnes, Agatha, and Catherine of Siena, Peter, Paul, Jerome, Francis, and Ignatius; Charlemagne and Emperor Constantine the Great; popes Julius II, Leo X, Clement VII; Savonarola, Luther, and ErasmusGlossary of Architectural Terms and detailed Bibliography


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How to Read Medieval Art

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Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
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ISBN 13 : 1588395979
Pages : 138 pages
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Download How to Read Medieval Art PDF Format Full Free by Wendy A. Stein and published by Metropolitan Museum of Art. This book was released on 2016-10-07 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The intensely expressive art of the Middle Ages was created to awe, educate and connect the viewer to heaven. Its power reverberates to this day, even among the secular. But experiencing the full meaning and purpose of medieval art requires an understanding of its narrative content. This volume introduces the subjects and stories most frequently depicted in medieval art, many of them drawn from the Bible and other religious literature. Included among the thirty-eight representative works are brilliant altarpieces, stained-glass windows, intricate tapestries, carved wood sculptures, delicate ivories, and captivating manuscript illuminations, all drawn from the holdings of the Metropolitan Museum, one of the world's most comprehensive collections of medieval art. Iconic masterworks such as the Merode Altarpiece, the Unicorn Tapestries, and the Belles Heures of the duc de Berry are featured along with less familiar work. Descriptions of the individual pieces highlight the context in which they were made, conveying their visual and technical nuances as well as their broader symbolic meaning. With its accessible informative discussions and superb full-color illustrations, How to Read Medieval Art explores the iconographic themes of the period, making them clearly recognizable and opening vistas onto history and literature, faith and devotion.


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The Moving Text

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ISBN 13 : 0334055261
Pages : 263 pages
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Download The Moving Text PDF Format Full Free by Garrick V. Allen and published by SCM Press. This book was released on 2018-06-30 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing upon the pioneering work of the British theologian David Brown who argues for a non-static, ‘moving text’ that reaches beyond the biblical canon, this volume brings together twelve interdisciplinary essays, as well as a response from Brown. With essays ranging from New Testament textual criticism to the fiction of David Foster Wallace, The Moving Text provides an introduction to Brown and the Bible that will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as specialists in a wide range of fields. Contributions include: Ian Boxall (The Catholic University of America) "From the Magi to Pilate's Wife: David Brown, Tradition and the Reception of Matthew's Text," Robert MacSwain (The University of the South) "David Brown and Eleonore Stump on Biblical Interpretation," Aaron Rosen (Rocky Mountain College) "Revisions of Sacrifice: Abraham in Art and Interfaith Dialogue," Dennis F. Kinlaw III (Houston Baptist University) "The Forms of Faith in Contemporary American Fiction".


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Architecture and the Language Debate

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 131727119X
Pages : 260 pages
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Download Architecture and the Language Debate PDF Format Full Free by Nicholas Temple and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-01-28 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the creative exchanges between architects, artists and intellectuals, from the Early Renaissance to the beginning of the Enlightenment, in the forging of relationships between architecture and emerging concepts of language in early modern Italy. The study extends across the spectrum of linguistic disputes during this time – among members of the clergy, humanists, philosophers and polymaths – on issues of grammar, rhetoric, philology, etymology and epigraphy, and how these disputes paralleled and informed important developments in architectural thinking and practice. Drawing upon a wealth of primary source material, such as humanist tracts, philosophical works, architectural/antiquarian treatises, epigraphic/philological studies, religious sermons and grammaticae, the book traces key periods when the emerging field of linguistics in early modern Italy impacted on the theory, design and symbolism of buildings.


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Emerging Iconographies of Medieval Rome

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 13 : 1498571166
Pages : 367 pages
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Download Emerging Iconographies of Medieval Rome PDF Format Full Free by Annie Montgomery Labatt and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2019-10-23 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Emerging Iconographies of Medieval Rome examines the development of Christian iconographies that had not yet established themselves as canonical images, but which were being tried out in various ways in early Christian Rome. This book focuses on four different iconographical forms that appeared in Rome during the eighth and ninth centuries: the Anastasis, the Transfiguration, the Maria Regina, and the Sickness of Hezekiah—all of which were labeled “Byzantine” by major mid-twentieth century scholars. The trend has been to readily accede to the pronouncements of those prominent authors, subjugating these rich images to a grand narrative that privileges the East and turns Rome into an artistic backwater. In this study, Annie Montgomery Labatt reacts against traditional scholarship which presents Rome as merely an adjunct of the East. It studies medieval images with formal and stylistic analyses in combination with use of the writings of the patristics and early medieval thinkers. The experimentation and innovation in the Christian iconographies of Rome in the eighth and ninth centuries provides an affirmation of the artistic vibrancy of Rome in the period before a divided East and West. Labatt revisits and revives a lost and forgotten Rome—not as a peripheral adjunct of the East, but as a center of creativity and artistic innovation.


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Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Global History

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Publisher : Cengage Learning
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ISBN 13 : 035766101X
Pages : 656 pages
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Download Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Global History PDF Format Full Free by Fred S. Kleiner and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2022-01-01 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gain an understanding of and appreciation for historically significant works of art from around the world with GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY, 5E. This beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic contributions by award-winning author Fred Kleiner is now revised and expanded to provide all of the learning features and explanations you need to fully appreciate art throughout history. Easy-to-read, captivating explanations blend with richly illustrated photographs and architectural drawings that present the historical and cultural context of significant images and monuments. This edition features more illustrations and discussions of works by women and minority artists than any other art survey text. In addition, updated and new essays underscore how art and architecture history changes as scholars rethink interpretations of paintings, sculptures and buildings. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


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Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Western History

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ISBN 13 : 130589037X
Pages : 528 pages
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Download Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise Western History PDF Format Full Free by Fred S. Kleiner and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2016-01-01 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of Gardner's Art through the Ages. This beautifully illustrated fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for students to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


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Mariology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium

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ISBN 13 : 1532601441
Pages : 268 pages
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Download Mariology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium PDF Format Full Free by Kevin Wagner and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2017-04-24 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the Second Vatican Council the place of Mary in theology and generally in the life of the Church has been at times muted. This is perhaps understandable given the debates concerning Mary's "place" in the documents of Vatican II. In an ecumenical age, it was argued, the church needed a less triumphalist Mariology and piety with a greater focus on Mary as model disciple. In certain respects this has led to a dichotomy between the continued Marian piety of many faithful (and, truth be told, the piety of the post-conciliar popes) and a theological timidity concerning Mary. This collection of chapters seeks to address the current situation of Mariology. Taken as a whole these chapters represent a welcome call for renewal and reawakening in Mariology. The collection is also delightfully eclectic, both in terms of topics covered and in terms of the denominational and academic backgrounds of the authors.


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From the Ancient Near East to Christian Byzantium

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ISBN 13 : 1527567370
Pages : 302 pages
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Download From the Ancient Near East to Christian Byzantium PDF Format Full Free by Mario Baghos and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2021-03-11 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book combines concepts from the history of religions with Byzantine studies in its assessments of kings, symbols, and cities in a diachronic and cross-cultural analysis. The work attests, firstly, that the symbolic art and architecture of ancient cities—commissioned by their monarchs expressing their relationship with their gods—show us that religiosity was inherent to such enterprises. It also demonstrates that what transpired from the first cities in history to Byzantine Christendom is the gradual replacement of the pagan ruler cult—which was inherent to city-building in antiquity—with the ruler becoming subordinate to Christ; exemplified by representations of the latter as the ‘Master of All’ (Pantokrator). Beginning in Mesopotamia, the book continues with an analysis of city-building by rulers in Egypt, Greece, and Rome, before addressing Judaism (specifically, the city of Jerusalem) and Christianity as shifting the emphasis away from pagan-gods and rulers to monotheistic perceptions of God as elevated above worldly kings. It concludes with an assessment of Christian Rome and Constantinople as typifying the evolution from the ancient and classical world to Christendom.


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The Material Imagination

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ISBN 13 : 131702446X
Pages : 280 pages
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Download The Material Imagination PDF Format Full Free by Matthew Mindrup and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-03 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent years architectural discourse has witnessed a renewed interest in materiality under the guise of such familiar tropes as 'material honesty,' 'form finding,' or 'digital materiality.' Motivated in part by the development of new materials and an increasing integration of designers in fabricating architecture, a proliferation of recent publications from both practice and academia explore the pragmatics of materiality and its role as a protagonist of architectural form. Yet, as the ethos of material pragmatism gains more popularity, theorizations about the poetic imagination of architecture continue to recede. Compared to an emphasis on the design of visual form in architectural practice, the material imagination is employed when the architect 'thinks matter, dreams in it, lives in it, or, in other words, materializes the imaginary.' As an alternative to a formal approach in architectural design, this book challenges readers to rethink the reverie of materials in architecture through an examination of historical precedent, architectural practice, literary sources, philosophical analyses and everyday experience. Focusing on matter as the premise of an architect’s imagination, each chapter identifies and graphically illustrates how material imagination defines the conceptual premises for making architecture.


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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

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ISBN 13 : 0192638157
Pages : 2224 pages
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Download The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church PDF Format Full Free by Andrew Louth and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022-02-17 with total page 2224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Uniquely authoritative and wide-ranging in its scope, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church is the indispensable reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. It contains over 6,500 cross-referenced A-Z entries, and offers unrivalled coverage of all aspects of this vast and often complex subject, from theology; churches and denominations; patristic scholarship; and the bible; to the church calendar and its organization; popes; archbishops; other church leaders; saints; and mystics. In this new edition, great efforts have been made to increase and strengthen coverage of non-Anglican denominations (for example non-Western European Christianity), as well as broadening the focus on Christianity and the history of churches in areas beyond Western Europe. In particular, there have been extensive additions with regards to the Christian Church in Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America, and Australasia. Significant updates have also been included on topics such as liturgy, Canon Law, recent international developments, non-Anglican missionary activity, and the increasingly important area of moral and pastoral theology, among many others. Since its first appearance in 1957, the ODCC has established itself as an essential resource for ordinands, clergy, and members of religious orders, and an invaluable tool for academics, teachers, and students of church history and theology, as well as for the general reader.


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Using Art in RE, Using RE in Art

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Publisher : Church House Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 9780715149164
Pages : 100 pages
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Download Using Art in RE, Using RE in Art PDF Format Full Free by Vivien Northcote and published by Church House Publishing. This book was released on 1999 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the history and forms of "Christian" art and how these images can be used in the teaching of RE. The book is designed to be used by non-specialist RE or art teachers and includes a section providing practical schemes of work and classroom activities using specific images.