The Power of Pictures in Christian Thought

Hence theories of symbol, metaphor, and visual representation must be examined Part Two discusses visual representation in the Old Testament, the teaching of Jesus, pictures and analogies in Paul, and the Book of Revelation.

The Power of Pictures in Christian Thought

Author: Anthony C. Thiselton

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281078874

Page: 272

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Part One considers key philosophical and aesthetic evaluations of literary images and symbols. The power of pictures is widely appreciated, as in the adage 'a picture is worth a thousand words'. Sometimes Christian discourse can be smothered by endless prose, which demands much inferential reasoning. There is, however, a contrary argument. An isolated visual representation can be misleading if it is improperly interpreted. For example, some mystical visions are interpreted as direct instructions from the Holy Spirit, as happened with the Radical Reformers, who advocated the Peasants’ Revolt. Hence theories of symbol, metaphor, and visual representation must be examined Part Two discusses visual representation in the Old Testament, the teaching of Jesus, pictures and analogies in Paul, and the Book of Revelation. This shows the range of authentic visual representations. In contrast to biblical material, we find throughout Christian history abundant examples of misleading imagery which is often passed off as Christian. A notorious example is found in the visual representation and metaphors used by Gnostic writers. Almost as bad are some visual representations used by the medieval mystics, Radical Reformers, and extreme charismatics – all of which lack valid criteria of interpretation, relying instead on subjective conviction. Similarly, sermons and prayers today can be enriched with pictorial images, but some can be misleading and unhelpful for the life of the Church.

A History of Christian Thought from Its Judaic and Hellenistic Origins to Existentialism

Hence, hierarchical thinking in the East is much more in the vertical line,
interpreting reality by penetrating into its depths, ... The danger was very great
that popular belief would confuse the transparency of the pictures with the power
of the ...

A History of Christian Thought  from Its Judaic and Hellenistic Origins to Existentialism

Author: Paul Tillich

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671214268

Page: 550

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Professor Tillich analyzes the development of Christian theology

History of Christian Thought

Hence , hierarchical thinking in the East is much more in the vertical line ,
interpreting reality by penetrating into its depths ... The danger was very great that
popular belief would confuse the transparency of the pictures with the power of
the ...

History of Christian Thought

Author: Paul Tillich

Publisher: Touchstone Books

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Page: 300

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In A History of Christian Thought, Paul Tillich has accomplished the supremely difficult feat of creating a work at once brilliantly authoritative and comprehensive, while remaining clear and uncluttered by scholarly annotation and debate. Originally delivered as lectures at the Union Theological Seminary and at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, this edition has been superbly edited by Carl E. Braaten of the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. From the "preparation for Christianity" implicit in the kairos and the Mystery Religions to the individualism of Bultmann, Troeltsch, and Barth, Professor Tillich guides the reader through the fascinating history of Christian thought with a confidence and clarity of presentation only a great scholar and teacher possesses. Book jacket.

Nineteenth Century Christian Thought

He confesses Christ's divinity not as a dogma but on the basis of experience of
God's redeeming power in the human ... Johannine and Ritschl's more synoptic
Jesus he is accessible to any thoughtful Christian, like Kähler's biblical picture.

Nineteenth Century Christian Thought

Author: Joel Rasmussen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198718403

Page: 736

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Through various realignments beginning in the Revolutionary era and continuing across the nineteenth century, Christianity not only endured as a vital intellectual tradition contributed importantly to a wide variety of significant conversations, movements, and social transformations across the diverse spheres of intellectual, cultural, and social history. The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Christian Thought proposes new readings of the diverse sites and variegated role of the Christian intellectual tradition across what has come to be called 'the long nineteenth century'. It represents the first comprehensive examination of a picture emerging from the twin recognition of Christianity's abiding intellectual influence and its radical transformation and diversification under the influence of the forces of modernity. Part one investigates changing paradigms that determine the evolving approaches to religious matters during the nineteenth century, providing readers with a sense of the fundamental changes at the time. Section two considers human nature and the nature of religion. It explores a range of categories rising to prominence in the course of the nineteenth century, and influencing the way religion in general, and Christianity in particular, were conceived. Part three focuses on the intellectual, cultural, and social developments of the time, while part four looks at Christianity and the arts-a major area in which Christian ideas, stories, and images were used, adapted, changes, and challenged during the nineteenth century. Christianity was radically pluralized in the nineteenth century, and the fifth section is dedicated to 'Christianity and Christianities'. The chapters sketch the major churches and confessions during the period. The final part considers doctrinal themes registering the wealth and scope through broad narrative and individual example. This authoritative reference work offers an indispensable overview of a period whose forceful ideas continue to be present in contemporary theology.

The History of Christian Thought

As the pictures in the Bethlehem Chapel illustrated, he was extremely unhappy
with the power and privilege enjoyed by the pope. Not only did it contrast sharply
with the poverty and humility of Christ, but the Bible instructs priests to have no ...

The History of Christian Thought

Author: Jonathan Hill

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745950930

Page: 352

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A society with no grasp of its history is like a person without a memory. This is particularly true of the history of ideas. This book is an ideal introduction to the thinkers who have shaped Christian history and the culture of much of the world. Writing in a lively, accessible style, Jonathan Hill takes us on an enlightening journey from the first to the twenty first centuries. He shows us the key Christian thinkers through the ages - ranging from Irenaeus, Origen, Augustine and Aquinas through to Luther, Wesley, Kierkegaard and Barth - placing them in their historical context and assessing their contribution to the development of Christianity.

Pictures from the German Fatherland

We do not mean their theology , or rather the theology of the professors in their
universities . These are of different schools enough , as all the world knows ; and
while there is much thinly disguised under the garb of liberal Christian thought ...

Pictures from the German Fatherland

Author: Samuel Gosnell Green

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Page: 224

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Christian Thought

The Bible sets forth the existence of an ever - present power , pervading all space
and having everything in control . ... Few in these days can be found that would
embody the ideas of creation in a picture representing horses , cows , sheep ...

Christian Thought

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Christian Thought

... as the bird believes in its power to soar in invisible air even before its wings are
fledged , so we feel within ourselves the consciousness ... The Christian believes
in Christ not because of philosophical arguments or proof - texts , but because
when we attempt to bring ... with its vaulted roof , its pictures and its statues , one
telling off her beads , kneeling on the hard stone floor ; then in the land where no
 ...

Christian Thought

Author: Charles Force Deems

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The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography

As a conscientious believer in the power of photography to effect change,
McCullin decided to try to curtail war and brutality by documenting conflict to
reveal the true horror of violence. He covered ... Since 2000 he has worked in
Africa for the Christian Aid Society and has been active in AIDS awareness
campaigns. ... He also studied with Minor White but thought of himself as a “
primitive” photographer.

The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography

Author: Michael R. Peres

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136106138

Page: 880

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*Searchable CD ROM containing the entire book (including images) *Over 450 color images, plus never before published images provided by the George Eastman House collection, as well as images from Ansel Adams, Howard Schatz, and Jerry Uelsmann to name just a few The role and value of the picture cannot be matched for accuracy or impact. This comprehensive treatise, featuring the history and historical processes of photography, contemporary applications, and the new and evolving digital technologies, will provide the most accurate technical synopsis of the current, as well as early worlds of photography ever compiled. This Encyclopedia, produced by a team of world renown practicing experts, shares in highly detailed descriptions, the core concepts and facts relative to anything photographic. This Fourth edition of the Focal Encyclopedia serves as the definitive reference for students and practitioners of photography worldwide, expanding on the award winning 3rd edition. In addition to Michael Peres (Editor in Chief), the editors are: Franziska Frey (Digital Photography), J. Tomas Lopez (Contemporary Issues), David Malin (Photography in Science), Mark Osterman (Process Historian), Grant Romer (History and the Evolution of Photography), Nancy M. Stuart (Major Themes and Photographers of the 20th Century), and Scott Williams (Photographic Materials and Process Essentials)

Images of Power

They can do this through a special kind of mystical "power," which is, in Balinese
thought, a capacity to harm, heal, ... To my own surprise, as a long-time student of
Balinese religious life, these pictures have given me an entirely new view of it ...

Images of Power

Author: Hildred Geertz

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824816797

Page: 135

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Between 1936 and 1938 Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead collected more than 1,200 paintings and sketches made by Balinese peasants.

Upon This Rock

The Christian's mind is meant to be the canvas where God paints pictures of
good things through meditation of His Word. ... The enemy also uses thoughts to
paint negative pictures because he knows the power of thought. The Bible says
you ...

Upon This Rock

Author: Rosie Rivera

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490849416

Page: 182

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Many new believers struggle due to a lack of knowledge. The Bible states that we as baby Christians should desire the sincere milk of the Word that we might grow by it. Many people get born again and go back into the old lifestyle because they have no root in the Word and their foundation is weak. I would like to see every new believer become established and grounded in the Word so that they have a firm foundation that cannot be moved. Tests and trials come to each of us and the type of foundation our life is built upon determines whether we stand or fall. The more we understand the Word, the stronger our foundation becomes. God desires that we take His written Word and His revealed Word and apply them to our daily lives. This book is intended to inspire new believers to go after God, to get to know Him, and to love the Word. There is no greater joy than knowing Jesus who came to give His life for us so that we can have eternal life.

Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context

However , appropriations of specific Hindu themes for Christian theologians in
the context of a doctrine of God , such as we have just cited , are alive with
possibilities . In the end , we are left with very different pictures in Christianity and
 ...

Christian Theology in a Pluralistic Context

Author: Steven L. Wiebe

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820488271

Page: 239

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Liturgical Review

II My second step in exploring the significance of the image and the picture in our
theology and ministry , in our word and ... and blood of Jesus Christ , as one sort
of theology would say , are in terms of most forms of theology the very power of ...

Liturgical Review

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The Literary World

One of Mr . Brown ' s very best productions - fall of ripe thought and rich
eloquence . ... A Strange Plum Pud - ding , with PACE PICTURE - An Old Stury ,
with TWO PICTURES - The Christ - mas Fair - y , with Two PICTURES - Pussy in
Dan - ger . with Two ... PITY FOR THE PERISHING : The Power of the Bible in
London .

The Literary World

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Good Words

Surely symbols, pictures, emblems, hieroglyphics, are not to be compared with
articulate speech as a medium of mental experience? ... the latter is of far
superior power and impressiveness as a vehicle of thought to the mere arbitrary
sounds of spoken language. ... has a copy in every Christian home, Christ a
representative in every church; and all around us, would we but open our eyes to
see them, ...

Good Words

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The Way of Modernism and Other Essays

Man alone, so far as we know, draws pictures of the things he sees and can keep
them by him to remind him of them. So writing began and all that the power of
writing carries in its train. We picture our ... Evolution is the hieroglyphic of Natural
Science, and Incarnation the hieroglyphic of Christian Theology. Conceivably we
 ...

The Way of Modernism and Other Essays

Author: J. F. Bethune-Baker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107450969

Page: 160

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Originally published in 1927, this book contains the text of nine lectures on various subjects relating to Christian theology. Dr Bethune-Baker covers topics including evolution and incarnation, the Christian doctrine of Man and the contemporary use of Scripture. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Christian theology and its development.