Art in the Biblical World • Sculpture
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Art and Architecture
ART AND ARCHITECTURE. Seven articles are included under this general heading. The first two, respectively, provide broad historical surveys of ANE art and of ANE architecture, excluding Egypt. The third article focuses more closely upon the art and architecture specifically of Mesopotamia, while the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Art. Knowledge of the art of the ancient Near East, and especially of Palestine, helps us understand references to art in the Bible. Further, we can explore what the biblical views of God, man, and redemption imply for a Christian attitude toward art and beauty.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Art A skill or ability; more specifically, the application of a skill to produce a pleasing effect. I. Definition II. Classification III. Matter, Form, and Content IV. Art and Science V. History of Art VI. Art and the Bible VII. Art and Eschatology
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ART. Throughout their long history Palestine and Syria were occupied by mixed peoples and cultures, and it is not easily possible to distinguish Heb. or Jewish art from the contemporary Egyp., Syrian, Mesopotamian or Phoenician art, or the later Jewish art from the Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman importations,
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Art In the Biblical Period
Art In the Biblical PeriodArt in the Biblical Periodwhile the biblical period properly extends from at least the Middle Bronze Age (2000-1500 b.c.) to the Greco-Roman period of the first century a.d., the artistic influence that affected Palestine was fundamentally Eastern, not Western. Therefore,
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ART — the conscious use of skill and creative imagination, especially in the creation of beautiful objects. Bible students find it difficult to gain a clear picture of the art of the Hebrew people. Except for the descriptions of the tabernacle and the Temple in the Bible, art is really not discussed
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Art in the Lutheran Church
Art in the Lutheran Church. “The Lutheran Church loves the arts, and wishes them to enter the Church, that they may adorn the worship of God.” Pictures and statues were retained in the churches, unless they were abused by superstition. Music received a further and characteristic development. (See Church
Compton’s Encyclopedia
American Indian arts
American Indian artsHistorically, most American Indians did not consider art to be a vocation in and of itself. Many Native American languages even lack a term meaning “art” or “artist.” To describe a beautiful basket or a well-carved sculpture, the Indians usually used such terms as “well-done” or
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Art (Christian) and Protestantism.—Protestantism, says Cardinal Wiseman, presents no types of Christian art. It has destroyed the types of the past. It excludes as legendary all the most beautiful histories of the early saints; it has quenched all sympathy for the favorite themes of mediæval painting
Art, Christian
Art (Christian).—Christian art was born in the Catacombs of Rome. It comprises three periods: The first answers to the age of primitive Christianity; the second produced in the Orient the Byzantine style, and the third produced in the Occident the Latin and Roman style. From the first century, the history
Global Dictionary of Theology: A Resource for the Worldwide Church
Art and Aesthetics
ART AND AESTHETICSLike religion, to which they are often connected, the practices of art are embedded in longstanding cultural traditions. Often distinctions that are important in the West, say, between art and craft, or secular and sacred art, make little sense in other parts of the world. These differences
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Byzantine Religious Art
Byzantine religious art. The ecclesiastical artistic style that, while retaining such classical distinctives as order and restraint, is characterized by idealism (rather than realism), *symbolism and other-world vision. See also icon.
Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition
Visual Art
visual art. Although a Reformed *theological aesthetic originally limited appreciation of visual art in the context of *worship, the *Reformation also had a positive impact on visual art. For example, the Reformers’ emphasis on the dignity of individuals as bearers of the *imago dei corresponds with
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