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Kirchengeschichte: Alte Kirche, Christliche Archäologie
Jensen, Robin M.
Living Water. Images, Symbols, and Settings of Early Christian Baptism.
Leiden/Boston: Brill 2010. XXV, 305 S. m. Abb. 24,0 x 16,0 cm = Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, 105. Geb. EUR 119,00. ISBN 978-90-04-18898-3.
This book by Robin M. Jensen is a largely successful attempt to combine the study of textual evidence with that of visual art and physical environments connected to the liturgical theology and ritual practice of baptism in the early Church. J. is a well-known scholar in the field of Early Christian Iconography, where she has investigated how art and texts, patristic and liturgical sources should best be studied together, for example in »Understanding Early Christian Art« (2000). This book is an edited and updated version of her doctoral dissertation (1991). Her declared aim is to produce an interdisciplinary analysis of the Christian baptismal ritual from the third through the sixth century C. E. During the last century, a great number of studies have been dedicated to depictions ...
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