Day: September 16, 2019

The Development of Early Christianity

Credit: ancient.eu

Trace the development of early Christianity by examining the examples of early Christian art in Chapter Six, the Ravenna mosaics of Justinian and Theodora and their court in the church at San Vitale (Chapter 7), and the various depictions of Christ found in Byzantine mosaics and icons (Chapter 7). Consider the following questions:

To what extent was this early Christian art influenced by the social and political circumstances in which it was created?

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