The Christian Travelers Guide to Italy (Google eBook)

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Zondervan, Dec 27, 2011 - Travel - 240 pages
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The Christian Travelers Guides deal directly with what even the best general travel guides only touch on: Christianity’s enormous influence on Europe--and, through its history and culture, Europe’s influence on Christianity. This unique series guides you on a pilgrimage to the heart of our Christian heritage. Saints and secularists, martyrs and kings, castles and cathedrals, public squares and rolling hillsides, great works of art, literature, and architecture: The legacy of the Christian faith takes on immediacy and impact as you see firsthand the places where believers through the centuries lived and died, shaping our world with their faith. In rich detail and depth, The Christian Travelers Guide to Italy describes the history, literature, music, art, and architecture of Italy. Nearly 50 Christian Heritage Sites, with fascinating information on different places to visit List of "Top 10 Christian Sites in Italy" Insights for enjoying your visits to Italian churches and cathedrals Sidebars featuring mini-biographies of key historical figures and short essays on great works of art Glossary of religious terms Access The Christian Travelers Guides Website at http://www.christian-travelers-guides.com

  

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Contents

HOW TO ENJOY YOUR VISIT TO AN ITALIAN CHURCH
PART 3CHRISTIAN HERITAGE SITES IN ITALY
KEY TO THE TEXTS
ABAZIA DI FOSSANOVAABBEY OF FOSSANOVA
AREZZO
ASSISI
BARI
CAMALDOLI
CERTOSA DI PAVIA
CHIUSI
CITTÀ DI CASTELLO
CORTONA
EMPOLI
FIRENZEFLORENCE
DONATELLOS ST MARK
FLORENCE AND HER DAVIDS
FOLIGNO
GUBBIO
LORETO
LUCCA
MASSAFRA
MILANOMILAN
LEONARDO DA VINCIS LAST SUPPER
MONREALE
MONTE CASSINO
MONTE OLIVETO MAGGIORE
MONTEPULCIANO
NAPOLINAPLES
RAVELLO
RAVENNA
ROMAROME
OBELISKS
THE FOUNTAINS OF ROME
SAN GALGANO
SAN GIMIGNANO
SANSEPOLCRO
SANT ANTIMO
SIENA
SPOLETO
SUBIACO
TODI
TORCELLO
TORINOTURIN
URBINO
VENEZIAVenice
THE DEBATE OVER RELIGIOUS ART
VOLTERRA
MAP OF KEY CHRISTIAN HERITAGE SITES IN ITALY
GLOSSARY OF RELIGIOUS TERMS
About the Author
Praise
THE CHRISTIAN TRAVELERS GUIDES
THE CHRISTIAN TRAVELERS GVIDE TO GERIRMNY
THE CHRISTIAN TRAVELERS GUIDE TO GREAT BRITAIN
About the Publisher
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Irving Hexham is professor of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary and adjunct professor of World Christianity at Liverpool Hope University. He has published twenty-seven academic books, including The Concise Dictionary of Religion, Understanding Cults and New Religions, and Religion and Economic Thought, plus eighty major academic articles and chapters in books, numerous popular articles, and book reviews. Recently he completed a report for the United Nations’ refugee agency on religious conflict in Africa and another for the Canadian Government’s Department of Canadian Heritage on Religious Publications in Canada. He is listed in Who’s Who in Canada and various scholarly directories. In 2008, he was honored at the historic Humboldt University in Berlin with a Festschrift, Border Crossings: Explorations of an Interdisciplinary Historian (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag).

David Bershad is professor of art history at the University of Calgary. He received his Ph.D. at UCLA. David has written numerous articles on the people and places in Italy and has received many honors and awards.

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