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The Uncreated Light: An Iconographiocal Study of the Transfiguration In the Eastern Church

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Distinguished religious artist Solrunn Nes in this volume explores the beauty and truth found in icons of Christ's transfiguration. As Nes observes in her introduction, the transfiguration of Jesus Christ is an especially rich subject in the abundant iconographical tradition of the Eastern Church. In weaving together iconographical representations and theological interpret ...more
Hardcover, 207 pages
Published August 13th 2007 by Eerdmans
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James Wheeler
Nov 12, 2012 James Wheeler rated it really liked it
This is not for everyone. However, if you are interested in icons and want to dig a little deeper as to the meanings of many of the most famous Christian icons this is a great read. Nes describes in minute detail how the various aspects of icons work together to lead the viewer into a deeper contemplation of the mysteries of God. I was surprised by how the colors of the various icons are chosen with the intention of conveying the sublime wonder of God.

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