Monday, December 28, 2020

Ryan, From the Passion to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (T&T Clark)

From the Passion to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Memories of Jesus in Place, Pilgrimage, and Early Holy Sites Over the First Three Centuries

By: Jordan J. Ryan

Published: 01-14-2021
Format: EPUB/MOBI eBook (Watermarked)
Edition: 1st
Extent: 272
ISBN: 9780567677488
Imprint: T&T Clark
Series: The Reception of Jesus in the First Three Centuries
Illustrations: 25 bw illus
List price: $103.50
Online price: $82.80
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About From the Passion to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Since the early 4th century, Christian pilgrims and visitors to Judea and Galilee have worshipped at and been inspired by monumental churches erected at sites traditionally connected with the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. This book examines the history and archaeology of early Christian holy sites and traditions connected with specific places in order to understand them as interpretations of Jesus and to explore them as instantiations of memories of him.

Ryan's overarching aim is to construe these places as instantiations of what historian Pierre Nora has called “lieux de mémoires,” sites where memory crystallizes and, where possible, to track the course and development of the traditions underlying them from their genesis in the Gospel narratives to their eventual solidification in the form of pilgrimage sites. So doing will bring rarely considered evidence to the study of early Christian memory, which in turn helps to illuminate the person of Jesus himself in both history and reception.

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