Understanding the Old Testament in Medieval Art
This interdisciplinary study of art history and theology takes a thematic approach to the ways in which the Church drew on the ancient texts, focusing on the topics precedent, word, time, typology and synagogue. The introduction given here to the vast scholarly and literary hinterland behind the art, with insights into the thought processes from which the images emerged, not only brings fresh perspectives to specific sculptures, wall paintings, stained glass and liturgical objects, but facilitates a better understanding of Old Testament iconography wherever it is encountered.
List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgements xv Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Precedent 27 Chapter 2 Word 53 Chapter 3 Time 89 Chapter 4 Typology I 135 Chapter 5 Typology II 165 Chapter 6 Synagogue 201 viii Epilogue 229 Bibliography 233 Index 247
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