In the Eye of the Animal : : Zoological Imagination in Ancient Christianity / / Patricia Cox Miller.

Early Christian theology posited a strict division between animals and humans. Nevertheless, animal figures abound in early Christian literature and art—from Augustine's renowned "wonder at the agility of the mosquito on the wing," to vivid exegeses of the six days of creation detaile...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter EBOOK PACKAGE COMPLETE 2018 English
Place / Publishing House:Philadelphia : : University of Pennsylvania Press, , [2018]
Year of Publication:2018
Series:Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion
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Physical Description:1 online resource (280 p.) :; 11 illus.
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • 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
  • Acknowledgments