How Early Christians Envisioned The Divine

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"This book serves four group* oí readers well: ihosc who hunger tar a ^limpst into iht c,uly Christian visual iirta^inatüpn, those who wii^h to uitdfrstqid the long background to the Byzaminc Iconoclastic i unLrover^. ihüse v,liIi ,m iiHerciL in lile hiMury l i f i !iri-.[Un artd fnkilly, an J peillap- most especijllv. those wtin niutl over the nwis ni ihíiensiohí in^nronn ivorki are related lci religiously and psvtboíopicillly charged depiflidtUs nt tfic sacted.

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