The Archangel Michael in Africa
  • Release Date : 08 August 2019
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 264 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781350084728
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Download or read book entitled The Archangel Michael in Africa by author: Ingvild Saelid Gilhus which was release on 08 August 2019 and published by Bloomsbury Publishing with total page 264 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. This book takes an interdisciplinary approach in order to understand angels, focusing on Africa and the cult and persona of the Archangel Michael. Traditional methods in the study of religion including philology, papyrology, art and iconography, anthropology, history, and psychology are combined with methodologies deriving from memory studies, graphic design, art education, and semiotics. Chapters explore both historical and contemporary case studies from Coptic Egypt, Nubia, Ethiopia, and South Africa, providing a comparative perspective on the Archangel Michael, alongside 25 images. Innovative in both its methodologies and geographical focus, this book is an important contribution to the study of religion and art, Christianity in Africa, and Coptic studies.