The Clash of Gods Book
Score: 3
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The Clash of Gods


  • Author : Thomas F. Mathews
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Art, Early Christian
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 0691001596

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The Clash of Gods Excerpt :

Explores the revolution in the visual arts that took place between the 3rd and 6th centuries AD, during which time the ancient gods, goddesses and heroes who had populated the imagination of humankind for hundreds of years were replaced by a new imagery of

The Art of Empire Book

The Art of Empire


  • Author : Lee M. Jefferson
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506402840

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The Art of Empire Excerpt :

In recent years, art historians such as Johannes Deckers (Picturing the Bible, 2009) have argued for a significant transition in fourth- and fifth-century images of Jesus following the conversion of Constantine. Broadly speaking, they perceive the image of a peaceful, benevolent shepherd transformed into a powerful, enthroned Jesus, mimicking and mirroring the dominance and authority of the emperor. The powers of church and state are thus conveniently synthesized in such a potent image. This deeply rooted position assumes that ante-pacem images of Jesus were uniformly humble while post-Constantinian images exuded the grandeur of power and glory. The Art of Empire contends that the art and imagery of Late Antiquity merits a more nuanced understanding of the context of the imperial period before and after Constantine. The chapters in this collection each treat an aspect of the relationship between early Christian art and the rituals, practices, or imagery of the Empire, and offer a new and fresh perspective on the development of Christian art in its imperial background.

Clash of the Dark Serpent Book

Clash of the Dark Serpent


  • Author : Dan Hunter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Adventure fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1409562069

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Clash of the Dark Serpent Excerpt :

The Sun God has been captured by the gigantic Dark Serpent of the Underworld. Now our hero Akori must defeat the beast, or else darkness will seize Egypt for eternity.

Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean Book

Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean


  • Author : Rhoads Murphey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317118459

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Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean Excerpt :

The comparative study of empires has traditionally been addressed in the widest possible global historical perspective with comparison of New World empires such as the Aztecs and Incas side by side with the history of imperial Rome and the empires of China and Russia in the medieval and modern periods. Surprisingly little work has been carried out focusing on the evolution of state control and imperial administration in the same territory; approached in a rigorous and historically grounded fashion over a wide extent of historical time from late antiquity to the twentieth century. The empires of Rome, Byzantium, the Ottomans and the latter-day imperialists in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, all inherited or seized and sought to develop overlapping parts of a common territorial base in the Eastern Mediterranean and all struggled to contain, control or otherwise alter the political, cultural and spiritual allegiances of the same indigenous population groups that were brought under their rule and administration. The task undertaken in Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean is to investigate the balance between continuity and change adopted at various historical conjunctures when new imperial regimes were established and to expose common features and shared approaches to the challenge of imperial rule that united otherwise divergent societies and imperial administrations. The work incorporates the contributions by twelve scholars, each leading practitioners in their respective fields and each contributing their particular insights on the shared theme of imperial identity and legacy in the Mediterranean World of the pagan, Christian and Muslim eras.

Art and the Christian Apocrypha Book

Art and the Christian Apocrypha


  • Author : David R. Cartlidge
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317797654

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Art and the Christian Apocrypha Excerpt :

The Christian canon of scripture, known as the New Testament, excluded many of the Church's traditional stories about its origins. Although not in the Bible, these popular stories have had a powerful influence on the Church's traditions and theology, and a particularly marked effect on visual representations of Christian belief. This book provides a lucid introduction to the relationship between the apocryphal texts and the paintings, mosaics, and sculpture in which they are frequently paralleled, and which have been so significant in transmitting these non-Biblical stories to generations of churchgoers.

Face to Face Book

Face to Face


  • Author : Robin Margaret Jensen
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2022-12-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 1451417519

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Face to Face Excerpt :

Examining how God and eventually Christ are portrayed in early Christian art, Jensen explores questions of the relationship between art and theology, conflicts over idolatry and iconography, and how the Christological controversies affected the portrayals of Christ. Since much of this art comes from ancient Rome, she places her analysis in the context of the history of Roman portraiture. One hundred photographs enhance the discussion.

Against the Gods Book
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Against the Gods


  • Author : Peter L. Bernstein
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-09-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470534533

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A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller "Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism." —The New York Times "An extraordinarily entertaining and informative book." —The Wall Street Journal "A lively panoramic book . . . Against the Gods sets up an ambitious premise and then delivers on it." —Business Week "Deserves to be, and surely will be, widely read." —The Economist "[A] challenging book, one that may change forever the way people think about the world." —Worth "No one else could have written a book of such central importance with so much charm and excitement." —Robert Heilbroner author, The Worldly Philosophers "With his wonderful knowledge of the history and current manifestations of risk, Peter Bernstein brings us Against the Gods. Nothing like it will come out of the financial world this year or ever. I speak carefully: no one should miss it." —John Kenneth Galbraith Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central ideas that distinguishes modern times from the distant past. Against the Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today. "An extremely readable history of risk." —Barron's "Fascinating . . . this challenging volume will help you understand the uncertainties that every investor must face." —Money "A singular achievement." —Times Literary Supplement "There's a growing market for savants who can render the recondite intelligibly-witness Stephen Jay Gould (natural history), Oliver Sacks (disease), Richard Dawkins (heredity), James Gleick (physics), Paul Krugman (econom

Fallen Gods  The Complete Series  Book

Fallen Gods The Complete Series


  • Author : Pablo Andrés Wunderlich Padilla
  • Publisher : Pablo Andrés Wunderlich Padilla
  • Release Date : 2022-04-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 2000
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Fallen Gods The Complete Series Excerpt :

The enemy has infiltrated the empire and gained enough political and military influence to subvert it from within. The venom of darkness spills from the heart of the kingdom. Politicians and civilians alike have been tamed and subdued, rendered incapable of recognizing right from wrong, good from evil. Evil spreads like a terminal disease—unchallenged, unhindered, and unrestrained. In a small village on the outskirts of the kingdom, an innocent young shepherd tends to his sheep and helps on the family farm. His family’s estate is hastening toward economic ruin due to the untimely death of his grandfather. It all falls on him to honor his family’s legacy. When the young shepherd sets off on a seemingly dull journey to a nearby village, he encounters a terrible darkness. His quest will become an epic battle of survival, love, and ultimate sacrifice. As he accepts the call to arms, his innocence will be lost. He must save his country and awaken his people from slumber. Will he be in time to save them all?

God  An Anatomy Book
Score: 3
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God An Anatomy


  • Author : Francesca Stavrakopoulou
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2022-01-25
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 625
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525520450

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An astonishing and revelatory history that re-presents God as he was originally envisioned by ancient worshippers—with a distinctly male body, and with superhuman powers, earthly passions, and a penchant for the fantastic and monstrous. "[A] rollicking journey through every aspect of Yahweh’s body, from top to bottom (yes, that too) and from inside out ... Ms. Stavrakopoulou has almost too much fun.”—The Economist The scholarship of theology and religion teaches us that the God of the Bible was without a body, only revealing himself in the Old Testament in words mysteriously uttered through his prophets, and in the New Testament in the body of Christ. The portrayal of God as corporeal and masculine is seen as merely metaphorical, figurative, or poetic. But, in this revelatory study, Francesca Stavrakopoulou presents a vividly corporeal image of God: a human-shaped deity who walks and talks and weeps and laughs, who eats, sleeps, feels, and breathes, and who is undeniably male. Here is a portrait—arrived at through the author's close examination of and research into the Bible—of a god in ancient myths and rituals who was a product of a particular society, at a particular time, made in the image of the people who lived then, shaped by their own circumstances and experience of the world. From head to toe—and every part of the body in between—this is a god of stunning surprise and complexity, one we have never encountered before.

Blood  Sweat and Tears   The Changing Concepts of Physiology from Antiquity Into Early Modern Europe Book

Blood Sweat and Tears The Changing Concepts of Physiology from Antiquity Into Early Modern Europe


  • Author : Manfred Horstmanshoff
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2012-06-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 801
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004229181

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Blood Sweat and Tears The Changing Concepts of Physiology from Antiquity Into Early Modern Europe Excerpt :

Drawing on the methods of a wide range of academic disciplines, this volume shifts the focus of the history of the body, exploring the many different ways in which its physiology and its fluids were understood in pre-modern European thought.

The Cross and Creation in Liturgy and Art Book

The Cross and Creation in Liturgy and Art


  • Author : Christopher Irvine
  • Publisher : SPCK
  • Release Date : 2013-06-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 9780281070992

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The Cross and Creation in Liturgy and Art Excerpt :

The book gives an account of various movements in art and their relation to the visual and in churches and in liturgy, for example the Franciscan movement, different approaches to the crucifixion, and the restoration of creation. It recovers the links between the cross and creation, and relates the baptismal covenant to a commitment to care for creation.

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths Book
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The Penguin Book of Classical Myths


  • Author : Jenny March
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2008-06-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141920597

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The figures and events of classical myths underpin our culture and the constellations named after them fill the night sky. Whether it’s the raging Minotaur trapped in the Cretan labyrinth or the twelve labours of Hercules, Aphrodite’s birth from the waves or Zeus visiting Danae as a shower of gold, the mythology of Greece and Rome is full of unforgettable stories. All the stories of the Greek tragedies – Oedipus, Medea, Antigone – are there; all the events of the Trojan wars and of Odysseus and Aeneas’ epic journeys; the founding of Athens and of Rome... These are the strangest tales of love, war, betrayal and heroism ever told and, while brilliantly retelling them, this book shows how they echo through the works of much later writers from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Camus and Ted Hughes. Full of attractive illustrations and laid out in eighteen clear chapters (the titles include ‘Dangerous Women’ and ‘Heroes’), Dr Jennifer March has written a fascinating guide to the myths of classical civilization that is as readable as a novel.

The Earth Is God s Book

The Earth Is God s


  • Author : William Dyrness
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2004-08-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781725211421

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Noting that Christians in the 20th century have not been able to make up their minds whether God and our corporate lives have anything to do with each other, Dyrness explores the century's theological trends. Citing the impact of contemporary hermeneutics, Dyrness shows how the Bible still functions as a master narrative wherein Christians can find themselves. Dyrness addresses various aspects of contemporary culture, constructing a theology of embodiment that connects culture and worship in concrete ways. For all those concerned with issues of religion and culture, particularly of the raging Culture Wars, 'The Earth is God's' offers an informed Evangelical view that is at once balanced and hopeful.

The Substance of Things Seen Book

The Substance of Things Seen


  • Author : Robin M. Jensen
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004-11-10
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 0802827969

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The Substance of Things Seen Excerpt :

This series is designed to promote reflection on the history, theology, and practice of Christian worship and to stimulate worship renewal in Christian congregations. Written by pastoral worship leaders from diverse communities and scholars from a range of disciplines, these volumes seek to nurture worship practices that are at once spiritually vital and theologically rooted. Book jacket.