Understanding Early Christian Art is designed for students of both religion and of art history. It makes the critical tools of art historians accessible to students of religion, to help them understand better the visual representations of Christianity. It will also aid art historians in comprehending the complex theology, history and context of Christian art. This interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking approach will enable students in several fields to further their understanding and knowledge of the art of the early Christian era. Understanding Early Christian Art contains over fifty images with parallel text.
'… the strength of the book lies in the fact that some of the complexities and difficulties involved in understanding early Christian art are here offered in clear and attractive terms and in a manner which will be comprehensible to an interested general audience.' - Mary Charles-Murray, Journal of Theological Studies
'All in all, an interesting and useful book.' - Studies in World Christianity