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Author Peppard, Michael, author.

Title The world's oldest church : Bible, art, and ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria / Michael Peppard.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
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Series Synkrisis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Michael Peppard provides a historical and theological reassessment of the oldest Christian building ever discovered, the third-century house-church at Dura-Europos. Contrary to commonly held assumptions about Christian initiation, Peppard contends that rituals here did not primarily embody notions of death and resurrection. Rather, he portrays the motifs of the church's wall paintings as those of empowerment, healing, marriage, and incarnation, while boldly reidentifying the figure of a woman formerly believed to be a repentant sinner as the Virgin Mary. This richly illustrated volume is a breakthrough work that enhances our understanding of early Christianity at the nexus of Bible, art, and ritual.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Language English.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: January 18, 1932, Excavation Block M8 -- One. Dura- Europos and the World's Oldest Church -- Two. Anointed like David -- Three. Lord and Shepherd of the Water -- Four. The Pro cession of Women -- Five. A Woman at a Well -- Conclusion: Paradise Restored -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Subject Index -- Index of Ancient Sources
Subject Art, Early Christian -- Syria -- Dura-Europos (Extinct city)
Christian art and symbolism -- Syria -- Dura-Europos (Extinct city)
Dura-Europos (Extinct city)
Art paléochrétien -- Syrie -- Doura-Europos (Ville ancienne)
Doura-Europos (Ville ancienne)
ART -- Subjects & Themes -- General.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Art, Early Christian
Christian art and symbolism
Syria -- Dura-Europos (Extinct city)
Other Form: Print version: Peppard, Michael. World's oldest church 9780300213997 (OCoLC)910504060
ISBN 9780300216516 (electronic bk.)
0300216513 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9780300213997
10.12987/9780300216516. doi
AU@ 000057042594
AU@ 000066526260
GBVCP 1008665460
GBVCP 1030560463
AU@ 000072015279

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