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De l’objet au corps : la culture matérielle et visuelle « mobile » dans l’initiation chrétienne (IVe-VIe s.)

Title in English From object to body: "mobile" material and visual culture in Christian initiation (4th-6th centuries)


Year of publication 2024
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description This articles is structured as follows: the first part will be dedicated to a reflection on the fundamental images that appear in initiatory spaces, and how they participate in the synaesthetic experience of Christian places. In the second part, a number of case studies will be presented. The focus will be on objects bearing images that lie at the heart of the initiatory mystery. Particular, but not exclusive, attention will be paid to the representation of the Holy Women at the Tomb, an early witness to Christ's Resurrection, and to the Wedding at Cana, an event that introduces the Gospel miracle narratives, but is also intrinsically linked to the initiatory rhetoric of the Church Fathers.

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