The Uncreated Light

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The Uncreated Light

An Iconographical Study of The Transfiguration in The Eastern Church.

Nes Solrunn

The Uncreated Light

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The Uncreated Light
An Iconographical Study of The Transfiguration in The Eastern Church.
Nes Solrunn

As Solrunn Nes says in her introduction, “Within the abundant iconographical tradition of the Eastern Church, the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ is a subject which has an especially rich content.” The Uncreated Light is a beautiful exploration of this subject, weaving together iconographical representations and theological interpretation.

Structured according to the biblical account of Christ's transfiguration, the book is divided into three main parts. The first, corresponding with the ascent up the mountain, presents the iconographical theme in four representative works of previous centuries. The second section focuses on the “vision of light” and considers the Orthodox interpretation of the event based on a selection of art and texts. The third and final section parallels the descent back down the mountain; here Nes goes back to the icons themselves, interpreting them anew in light of the insights gained under the “vision of light.”

Including full-color plates of the icons discussed and a lengthy appendix, The Uncreated Light is a testament to the author's own artistic grace and to her deep understanding of iconographical art as an expression of
faith.

Hardback 16 x 23.5 cms, 192 pages.

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Author Solrunn Nes
Pages 192
Cover Hard
Width (mm) 160
Height (mm) 235

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