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THE ICON: WINDOW ON THE KINGDOM

Author: MICHEL QUENOT #: 10525
In recent years there has been a sort of "rediscovery" of icons by Western Christians. There is an increasing awareness that the icon is not merely a work of art, but is also an aspect of diving revelation and of our communing with God in the Church. Thus the icon cannot be separated from Orthodox belief, prayer or liturgical life. To fully understand the icon, one must comprehend its organic unity: artistic, spiritual, theological. Quenot`s analysis of various icons and their theological elements enables the readers to appreciate the various aspects of the icon more fully.

Price: € 21.06 £ 17.33 $ 29.10

HIDDEN AND TRIUMPHANT: THE UNDERGROUND STRUGGLE TO SAVE RUSSIAN ICONOGRAPHY

Author: IRINA YAZYKOVA #: 10527
During the darkest years of Soviet power, iconographers kept alive one of Russia`s brightest lights — the icon

Price: € 25.83 £ 21.26 $ 35.70

THE RUBLEV TRINITY: THE ICON OF THE TRINITY BY THE MONK-PAINTER ANDREI RUBLEV

Author: GABRIEL BUNGE FOREWORD BY SERGEI S. AVERINTSEV TRANSLATED BY ANDREW LOUTH #: 10528
Many art historians and scholars have described the sublime icon of the Holy Trinity by St Andrei Rublev, but nothing equals this detailed and comprehensive theological explanation by Benedictine monk Gabriel Bunge. In this inspired and utterly sober work, Fr Gabriel aims to make the icon`s timeless message accessible to the contemporary praying believer.

Price: € 26.80 £ 22.06 $ 37.03

THE SACRED IN LIFE AND ART

Author: PHILIP SHERRARD #: 10529
We are becoming increasingly aware that the forms of our life and art — of our modern civilization generally — have over the last few centuries been characterized by the progressive loss of precisely that sense which gives virtually all other civilizations and cultures of the world their underlying lustre and significance: the sense of the sacred. In fact, the concept of a completely profane world — of a cosmos wholly desacralized — is a fairly recent invention of the western mind, and only now are we beginning to realize the appalling consequences of trying to order and mould our social, personal and creative life in obedience to its dictates. It is not even too much to say that we are also beginning to realize that unless we can be no hope of avoiding the cosmic catastrophe for which we are heading.

Price: € 19.09 £ 15.71 $ 26.38

THE RESURRECTION AND THE ICON

Author: MICHAEL QUENOT #: 10530
In the frantic consumption of images which has so characterized the close of this century, a profound unrest has come to light, an emerging desire for a different image, one that might serve as the means for mankind`s awakening, as a source of fulfillment and peace. In the great tradition of the Orthodox Church, the icon remains as a witness to the reality which it depicts and, more importantly, renews the presence of that reality within the worshipping community. By its silent proclamation, the icon avoids the traps of human reason and fathoms the depth of a person`s being. Those who gaze upon it are drawn into the mysteries of salvation and, by their willing contemplation, open themselves to the transfiguring presence of the Risen One.

Price: € 28.71 £ 23.63 $ 39.68

THE ICON HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING ICONS AND THE LITURGY, SYMBOLS AND PRACTICES OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

Author: DAVID COOMLER #: 10531
This book is meant to fill a gap in the English-speaking world`s knowledge of Russian iconography. With nine pages in full color and 173 full-page illustrations in black and white, the book includes charts and easy instructions for identifying icons and translating their Church Slavonic inscriptions. The book is for those interested in Russian icons but puzzled by the often unfamiliar subjects and mysterious inscriptions. The author explains the majority of types one is likely to encounter and explains in everyday language the technical aspects of icon painting. Here is the answer for all those who have said of icons, "Yes, they are most attractive and interesting, but what do they mean?" There is no book like this available today for English-speaking readers.

Price: € 33.45 £ 27.53 $ 46.22

THE THEOLOGY OF THE ICON (2 VOLUME SET)

Author: LEONID OUSPENSKY #: 10532
The most comprehensive introduction available to the history and theology of the icon. It surveys the development of the Sacred art of the Christian East from its beginnings in catacomb art through the iconoclastic controversies of the eight and ninth centuries, to the development of early Russian iconography and the state of the art today.

Price: € 36.37 £ 29.93 $ 50.26
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