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Title The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry / edited by Ronald Dijkstra.
Imprint Boston : Brill, 2016.

Series Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae ; Volume 134.
Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae ; v. 134.
Subject Apostles in art.
Apostles in literature.
Art, Early Christian -- Themes, motives.
Christian poetry, Early -- History and criticism.
Alt Name Dijkstra, Roald, 1985-
Description 1 online resource.
Note Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, 2014).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents Preliminary Material -- Introduction -- 1 Early Christian Poets and the Apostles -- 2 Art, Poetry and the Apostles -- General Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Appendix 1: Overview of Canonical References to the Apostles in Art and Poetry -- Appendix 2: Overview of Non-Canonical References to the Apostles in Art and Poetry -- Appendix 3: Figures -- Index of Names and Subjects -- Index locorum -- Index of Sarcophagi.
Summary The Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry presents the first in-depth analysis of the origins of the representation of the apostles (the twelve disciples and Paul) in verse and image in the late antique Greco-Roman world (250-400). Especially in the West, the apostles are omnipresent, in particular on sarcophagi and in Biblical and martyr poetry. They primarily function as witnesses of Christ's stay on earth, but Peter and Paul are also popular saints of their own. Occasionally, the other apostles come to the fore as individual figures. Direct influence from art on poetry or vice versa appears to be difficult to trace, but principal developments of late antique society are reflected in the representation of the apostles in both media.
ISBN 9789004309746 (electronic bk.)
9004309748 (electronic bk.)
9789004298040 (hardback ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 934280118
Additional Format Print version: Apostles in Early Christian Art and Poetry. Boston : Brill, 2016 9789004298040 (DLC) 2015042087.

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