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Windows into Heaven: The Icons and Spirituality of Russia [Hardcover]

Simon Jenkins

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Book Description

May 2001 Art & Spirit
In series with Black Angels (on the Ethiopian Orthodox church) this book is both a gloriously illustrated art book exploring the unique relationship between one of the oldest and largest Christian churches on earth and its associated art form, the icon, and an enriching, inspirational collection of prayers, writings, music and liturgy. These hauntingly beautiful paintings, whose significance has for many years been overlooked in the west, are a powerful witness to the enduring traditions of the Orthodox church throughout the centuries. For Orthodox Christians, icons provide a window into another, spiritual world and offer an uplifting focus for meditation and prayer. This thoughtful book offers an introduction tracing the history, concerns and contribution of the Russian tradition.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 62 pages
  • Publisher: Lion Pub; 1st edition (May 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074593935X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745939353
  • Product Dimensions: 18.2 x 18 x 1.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 299 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,467,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Simon Jenkins is an author, editor and illustrator. His previous publications include Bible Mapbook (Lion 1985) and Windows into Heaven: The Icons and Spirituality of Russia (Lion 1998).

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