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Author Jensen, Robin Margaret, 1952-
Title Baptismal imagery in early Christianity : ritual, visual, and theological dimensions / Robin M. Jensen.
Imprint Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2012]
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  BV803 .J45 2012    AVAILABLE


Call # BV803 .J45 2012
Phys. Description xviii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-225) and index.
Summary "Robin Jensen examines multiple dimensions of the early Christian baptismal rite. She explores five models for understanding baptism, showing how visual images, poetic language, architectural space, and symbolic actions signify and convey the theological meaning of this ritual practice."--Publisher description.
Contents Baptism as cleansing from sin and sickness -- Incorporation into the community -- Baptism as sanctifying and illuminative -- Baptism as dying and rising -- Baptism as the beginning of the new creation.
Subject Baptism -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Baptism in art.
Liturgy and art.
Christian art and symbolism -- To 500.
ISBN 9780801048326 (pbk.)
080104832X (pbk.)