THE HINTON ST. MARY AND FRAMPTON MOSAICS: PROBLEMATIC IDENTIFICATIONS OF CHRISTIAN-PAGAN HYBRID IMAGERY

  • Shelby Colling

Abstract

Despite the frequent interpretation of any Early-Christian-era art that contains both Christian and pagan imagery as being solely Christian in meaning, this paper argues that the identification of these images as being Christian in nature, with the pagan imagery only present as borrowed ideas to support a Christian message, is problematic. By assessing some of the existing scholarship surrounding this topic, I attempt to problematize the assumptions made that lead to these widely-accepted interpretations.

Published
2018-04-24
How to Cite
Colling, S. (2018). THE HINTON ST. MARY AND FRAMPTON MOSAICS: PROBLEMATIC IDENTIFICATIONS OF CHRISTIAN-PAGAN HYBRID IMAGERY. Constellations, 9(2). Retrieved from https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/constellations/index.php/constellations/article/view/29346
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Articles