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God and gold in late antiquity by Dominic Janes

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


  • Early Christian Art,
  • Christian art and symbolism

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Edition Notes

Originally published: 1998.

StatementDominic Janes
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25567071M
ISBN 100521158745
ISBN 109780521158749

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God and Gold in Late Antiquity. By Dominic Janes. (New York: Cambridge University Press. Pp. xii, ;13 b/w halftones, 1 color frontispiece.) This little book consists in five chapters. Chapter 1 is actually an introduction to the book overall; the chapter skims several subjects: public display of wealth, early Christianity and wealth. Title: Dominic Janes,God and gold in late antiquity Cambridge:Cambridge University Press, Author(s): Hunink, V.J.C. Antiquity Review of the hardback: 'God and Gold in Late Antiquity gives a good and often quite beautiful picture of this interaction, [between earth and heaven] and of the means used to achieve it. In his introduction the author says he is an atheist, this is the only superfluous statement in the book.'. Janes, in his book God and Gold in Late Antiquity, has shown the continuity of the use of gold, and its numerous associations with the numinous, from a pre-Christian to a Christian world. Gold retained its importance even within a religion that upheld poverty and the rejection of worldly goods (Janes ).

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