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Unformatted text preview: During this time humans looked at artistic representations of religious icons not as material things but as portals to stir up emotions in their souls, so they are develop a stronger love for the Christian religion as well as the scriptures. The pieces of art helped the early Christian people maintain a spiritual experience. The pictures served in the system of communication with god that was the basic foundation of the church. The church did not want people to worship the pictures but worship the idea behind it; it helped provide a visible form of god that is invisible. Kessler states material pictures depict the images of Christ so that people can be led to see things that are generally invisible. This fact allows them to have a spiritual as well as an emotional connection to the pieces of art, which allows them to stay connected to the church....
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2010 for the course OT 450 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Buffalo.
- Spring '10