New York / Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994. Hardcover. VG- (DJ is lightly aged along interior edges and back cover and is lightly faded on the spine; a few fox mark on book block edge; pages are clean.). Dark gray cloth, red and white dust jacket, 319 pp., BW illus. "Challenges a popular shibboleth, namely that Christianity came into the world as an essentially iconophobic form of religiosity, one that was opposed on principle to the use of visual images in religious contexts. It is argued here that this view misrepresents the evidence as we have it (consisting of both literary and archaeological fragments) -- furthermore, this misrepresentation is conscious and deliberate, designed to serve the interests of modern (and not so modern) confessional points of view." (dj). (Inventory #: 156050)
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