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Manipulating theophany : light and ritual in north Adriatic architecture (ca. 400-ca. 800) / Vladimir Ivanovici.

Author/Creator:
Ivanovici, Vladimir, author.
Publication:
Berlin, Germany ; Boston, [Massachusetts] : De Gruyter, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (272 p.)
Series:
Ekstasis: Religious Experience from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
Ekstasis ; Volume 6
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Subjects:
Worship -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Liturgies, Early Christian.
Baptism -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Liturgy and architecture.
Light in architecture -- italy -- Ravenna.
Light -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Ravenna (Italy) -- Church history.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
In English.
Summary:
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 mannerin 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.
Contents:
Front matter
Acknowledgements
Contents
Introduction
Paulinus of Nola and the New Visual Rhetoric of Sanctity
I. Light in Late Antique Baptismal Theory and Practice
II. Light in the Context of the Eucharistic Liturgy
III. Conclusion
IV. Excursus: The Tempietto Longobardo in Cividale
Bibliography
Index of Persons
Index of Places
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
3-11-041818-5
3-11-041808-8
OCLC:
956435238
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9783110418088 doi