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Bibil Identifier bibil:244476
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Manipulating Theophany
Title (English, ) Light and Ritual in North Adriatic Architecture (ca. 400–ca. 800)
Author Ivanovici, Vladimir
Series Ekstasis (Volume: 6)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 33474
Department Magasin 3
Publishing house De Gruyter
Place Berlin/Boston
ISBN 978-3-11-037632-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages x Pages
261 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Using light as fil rouge reuniting theology and ritual with the architecture, decoration, and iconography of cultic spaces, the present study argues that the mise-en-scène of fifth-century baptism and sixth-century episcopal liturgy was meant to reproduce the luminous atmosphere of heaven. Analysing the material culture of the two sacraments against common ritual expectations and Christian theology, we evince the manner
in which the luminous effect was reached through a combination of constructive techniques and perceptual manipulation. One nocturnal and one diurnal, the two ceremonials represented different scenarios, testifying to the capacity of church builders and willingness of Late Antique bishops to stage the ritual experience in order to offer God to the senses.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Light - Darkness
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Baptism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Eucharist
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Antiquity (-> 7th cent.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Middle Ages (8th -14th cent.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Architecture
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Balkans
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Italy
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