Windows to Heaven Introducing Icons to Protestants and Catholics

ISBN-10: 1587431092
ISBN-13: 9781587431098
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Brazos Press
Publication date: 2/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 150
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Evangelicals often feel uneasy when they encounter the haunting images of Orthodox icons. From the theological to the practical, questions flood in: Why are the facial expressions so fixed? Why the colorful robes? What do the images symbolize? Do Orthodox Christians worship icons? Doesn't that make them idols?In this useful guidebook, Elizabeth Zelensky and Lela Gilbert debunk common misconceptions about Orthodox icons and explain how they might enrich the devotional lives of non-Orthodox Christians. Each chapter opens with biblical passages and engaging anecdotes and closes with excerpts from personal journals. The authors offer a detailed look at five specific icons, discussing the importance of the incarnation, the Trinity, and Christ's transfiguration to the Orthodox faith.This approachable and engaging guide is perfect for those seeking to deepen or refresh their devotional lives.

Introduction : seeing and believing
Salvation in words and images
Andrei Rublev's icon of the Holy Trinity
The Vladimir Theotokos
Theophanes' transfiguration of Christ
The dormition of the Virgin
The Sinai Pantocrator
The church : where God dwells among men

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