Farrar, Frederic W. The Life of Christ as Represented in Art
Farrar, Frederic W. The Life of Christ as Represented in Art

Farrar, Frederic W. The Life of Christ as Represented in Art

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Farrar, Frederic W. The Life of Christ as Represented in Art. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1900.

Maroon cloth with bright gilt spine titles & gilt cross to front, top page edges gilt, 6 x 8 1/2 inches, 507 clean and unmarked pp.  With about 150 text illustrations and 23 b/w plates. Very good. Hardcover.  [4324] 

Beginning with the earliest symbolic representations of Christ by the early church, the author traces the development of the artistic representation of Christ through the last two millenniums. He models his study on the life of Christ as told in the Bible, beginning with representations of Christ & the Theotokos, to the future time of the Last Judgment.

Frederic William Farrar (1831-1903), born at Bombay, India. Educated at King William’s College, Isle of Man, King’s College, London, and at Cambridge, Farrar was ordained in the Anglican Church and served with distinction, being appointed Dean of Canterbury in 1895. “As a teacher he had the admiration of his scholars, and as an ecclesiastic he discharged his duties with peculiar efficiency. His sermons, though written hastily and marked by somewhat exuberant eloquence, were listened to by thousands. His rare powers of advocacy were specially devoted to the improvement of public school education and the cause of total abstinence…he defended the doctrine that though there may be for some an endless hell because they resist the grace of God beyond the grave, there is no hell of material fire, and for the great majority, through God’s mercy and Christ’s sacrifice, a complete purification and salvation.” – Schaff-Herzog.