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Author Miller, Patricia Cox, 1947- author.

Title In the eye of the animal : zoological imagination in ancient Christianity / Patricia Cox Miller
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Divinations: rereading late ancient religion
Contents Cover; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1. Animals and Figuration: The Case of Birds; Chapter 2. The Pensivity of Animals, I: Zoomorphism; Chapter 3. The Pensivity of Animals, II: Anthropomorphism; Chapter 4. Wild Animals: Desert Ascetics and Their Companions; Chapter 5. Small Things: The Vibrant Materiality of Tiny Creatures; Afterword; Appendix: Ancient Christian and Other Authors; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z; Acknowledgments
Summary In the Eye of the Animal: Zoological Imagination in Ancient Christianity complicates the role of animals in early Christian thought by showing how ancient texts and images celebrated a continuum of human and animal life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 21, 2018)
Subject Animals (Philosophy)
Animals -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Animals -- Symbolic aspects -- Christianity
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Animals (Philosophy)
Animals -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Church history -- Primitive and early church.
NATURE -- Animals -- General.
NATURE -- Animals -- Wildlife.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- General.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0812295226