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The Art of the Icon: A Theology of Beauty

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A 'summa on beauty' by this great Orthodox Theologian. First, a presentation on the biblical and patristic vision of beauty, applied then to contemporary movements in art. A 'theology of the icon' from a personal point of view, as well as in the context of the Church. Finally, the author includes a section and commentaries on 10 icons, from Riblev's Holy Trinity to the Nov ...more
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Published December 1st 1989 by Oakwood Publications (first published June 1st 1989)
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Nathan Hilkert
Sep 16, 2007 Nathan Hilkert is currently reading it
A theology of beauty via explorations of iconography. A wonderful book that is philosophically informed and aesthetically rich.
Jacques-jude Lépine
Apr 22, 2012 Jacques-jude Lépine rated it it was amazing
Remains the masterpiece on the topic. Iconography is contemplated, that's the word that comes to mind, from the broad vision of the meaning of life and the universe developed by the eastern fathers of the church. As always with Evdokimov, a peaceful contemplation with solid theology. He knows how to make theology "sing"
Charles
Aug 11, 2011 Charles rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great work of theology and spirituality. It is THE book to read for the theology behind iconography. It is a must however for any orthodox theologian as it goes into many less answered questions about beauty and ascetics. Life Changing!
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A great work of theology and spirituality. It is THE book to read for the theology behind iconography. It is a must however for any orthodox theologian as it goes into many less answered questions about beauty and ascetics. Life Changing!
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Paul Nikolaevich Evdokimov (rus. Павел Николаевич Евдокимов) was a Russian and French theologian, writer, and professor of theology at St. Sergius Institute in Paris. He was an invited observer to the Second Vatican Council.

He was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on August 2, 1901, the son of an army officer who was assassinated by one of his soldiers in 1905. He was educated in a military school an
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