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The Art of Empire


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Introduction; 1. Allusions to Imperial Rituals in Fourth-Century Christian Art - Robin M. Jensen; 2. Revisiting the Emperor Mystique: The Traditio Legis as an Anti-imperial Image - Lee M. Jefferson; 3. The Memory of "Peter" in Fourth-Century Rome: Church, Mausoleum, and Jupiter on the Via Paenestina - Douglas Boin; 4. From Victim to Victor: Developing an Iconography of Suffering in Early Christian Art - Felicity Harley-McGowan; 5. The Good Shepherd and the Enthroned Ruler: A Reconsideration of Imperial Iconography in the Early Church - Jennifer Awes Freeman; 6. Representing Ritual, Christianizing the Pompa Circensis: Imperial Spectacle at Rome in a Christianizing Empire - Jacob Latham; 7. Was the Presence of Christ in Statues? The Challenge of Divine-Media for a Jewish Roman God - Michael Peppard; 8. The Visualization of the imperial Cult in Late Antique Constantinople - Katherine Marsengill; 9. The Hinton St. Mary Mosaic: A Polemical Reading of an Ambiguous Iconography - Adam Levine; Bibliography; Index.

About the Author

Lee M. Jefferson is assistant professor of religion at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He is author of Christ the Miracle Worker in Early Christian Art and various journal articles on Christian art. Robin M. Jensen is the Patrick O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.

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