n HTS : Theological Studies - Face to face : Portraits of the Divine in Early Christianity, R.M. Jensen : book review

Volume 62, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
  • E-ISSN: 2072-8050



Extracted from text ... Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews Jensen, R M 2005 - Face to face: Portraits of the Divine in Early Christianity Publisher: Minneapolis: Fortress. xviii + 234 Pages. Price: $20.00 Reviewer: Prof H F Stander (University of Pretoria) Any book written by Robin Margaret Jensen always makes for delightful reading. In her latest book she examines the power of images in the early Christian tradition. She argues that the seeds of what would later become the Orthodox defense of the icon already existed in early Christian teaching. She believes that visual images were both used and appreciated almost as soon as Christians ..

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