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Resurrecting Easter

Resurrecting Easter (Hardback)

By Crossan, John Dominic
With Crossan, Sarah

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While traveling throughout Eastern Europe and the Middle East, bestselling author and acclaimed Bible scholar John Dominic Crossan and his wife, Sarah, made a surprising discovery. Over and over again, they found paintings showing something they had never seen in Western art: the... risen Jesus grasping the hands of Adam and Eve as he rose to Heaven. This led the Crossans on a fifteen-year investigation across Egypt, Italy, Turkey, Syria, Israel, and Russia. Along the way, they tracked the evolution of artwork throughout the centuries and the divide between the solitary resurrection of the West and the universal resurrection of the East. What they found led them to the unexpected realization that the East, not the West, has a more holistic understanding of Easter. Their journey was guided by four questions: Why are all major events in the life of Christ directly described in the Gospels except for his resurrection Why does Western Christianity depict an individual resurrection but Eastern Christianity a universal resurrection Which of the two traditions is in fuller continuity with the New Testament itself What is the meaning and challenge of universal resurrection In Resurrecting Easter, the Crossans argue that the West gutted the heart of Christianity's understanding of the Resurrection by rejecting that once-common universal iconography in favor of an individualistic vision. As they examine the stunning and surprising Eastern iconography of Jesus's Resurrection, they argue that these images raise profound questions about Christian morality and forgiveness. Illustrated with one hundred and thirty color images, Resurrecting Easter introduces an inclusive, traditional community-based ideal that offers renewed hope and possibilities for our fractured modern society.
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ISBN 9780062434180
Released NZ 17 Dec 2018
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780062434180
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperOne
Released 17 Dec 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Crossan, John Dominic
With Crossan, Sarah
Category Religious Subjects Depicted In Art
History Of Religion
Christian worship
Christian institutions & organizations
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 213mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 232.5
Weight 815g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Christian art and symbolism, Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ - Resurrection, Christianity - Western influences, Eastern churches - Art
NBS Text Christianity: General
ONIX Text General/trade