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The Resource Resurrecting Easter : how the West lost and the East kept the original Easter vision, John Dominic Crossan and Sarah Sexton Crossan

Resurrecting Easter : how the West lost and the East kept the original Easter vision, John Dominic Crossan and Sarah Sexton Crossan

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Resurrecting Easter : how the West lost and the East kept the original Easter vision
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Resurrecting Easter
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how the West lost and the East kept the original Easter vision
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John Dominic Crossan and Sarah Sexton Crossan
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eng
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In this four-color illustrated journey that is part travelogue and part theological investigation, bestselling author and acclaimed Bible scholar John Dominic Crossan and his wife Sarah painstakingly travel throughout the ancient Eastern church, documenting through text and image a completely different model for understanding Easter's resurrection story, one that provides promise and hope for us today. Traveling the world, the Crossans noticed a surprising difference in how the Eastern Church considers Jesus' resurrection -- an event not described in the Bible. At Saint Barbara's Church in Cairo, they found a painting in which the risen Jesus grasps the hands of other figures around him. Unlike the Western image of a solitary Jesus rising from an empty tomb that he viewed across Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, the Crossans saw images of the resurrection depicting a Jesus grasping the hands of figures around him, or lifting Adam and Eve to heaven from Hades or hell, or carrying the old and sick to the afterlife. They discovered that the standard image for the Resurrection in Eastern Christianity is communal and collective, something unique from the solitary depiction of the resurrection in Western Christianity. Fifteen years in the making, Resurrecting Easter reflects on this divide in how the Western and Eastern churches depict the resurrection and its implications. The Crossans argue that the West has gutted the heart of Christianity's understanding of the resurrection by rejecting that once-common communal iconography in favor of an individualistic vision. As they examine the ubiquitous Eastern imagery of Jesus freeing Eve from Hades while ascending to heaven, the Crossans suggest that this iconography raises profound questions about Christian morality and forgiveness. A fundamentally different way of understand the story of Jesus' rebirth illustrated with 130 images, Resurrecting Easter introduces an inclusive, traditional community-based ideal that offers renewed hope and possibilities for our fractured modern society
Summary
In this four-color illustrated journey that is part travelogue and part theological investigation, bestselling author and acclaimed Bible scholar John Dominic Crossan and his wife Sarah painstakingly travel throughout the ancient Eastern church, documenting through text and image a completely different model for understanding Easter’s resurrection story, one that provides promise and hope for us today
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10622129
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Crossan, John Dominic
Dewey number
  • 232/.5
  • 232.97
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BT482
LC item number
.C758 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Crossan, Sarah Sexton
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  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus Christ
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Christianity
  • Eastern churches
  • Illustrated books
  • Resurrection of Jesus Christ
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adult
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how the West lost and the East kept the original Easter vision
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Resurrecting Easter : how the West lost and the East kept the original Easter vision, John Dominic Crossan and Sarah Sexton Crossan
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A tale of two visions -- Travels in the realms of gold -- "The guards told everything that had happened" -- "The cave of the Anastasis" -- "He did not rise alone" -- "So that posterity might be amazed by the lavishness" -- "The Anastasis, the joy of the world" -- "Rise up, o Lord; do not forget the oppressed" -- "From the holy mountain" -- "Let now the angelic choir of heaven exult" -- "The victory of so great a king" -- "O dwellers in the dust, awake and sing for joy!" -- "Declared Son of God with power by the resurrection of the dead ones" -- "So hope for a great sea-change."
Control code
ocn989963651
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780062434180
Lccn
2017019765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color,), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)989963651
Label
Resurrecting Easter : how the West lost and the East kept the original Easter vision, John Dominic Crossan and Sarah Sexton Crossan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A tale of two visions -- Travels in the realms of gold -- "The guards told everything that had happened" -- "The cave of the Anastasis" -- "He did not rise alone" -- "So that posterity might be amazed by the lavishness" -- "The Anastasis, the joy of the world" -- "Rise up, o Lord; do not forget the oppressed" -- "From the holy mountain" -- "Let now the angelic choir of heaven exult" -- "The victory of so great a king" -- "O dwellers in the dust, awake and sing for joy!" -- "Declared Son of God with power by the resurrection of the dead ones" -- "So hope for a great sea-change."
Control code
ocn989963651
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780062434180
Lccn
2017019765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color,), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)989963651

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