12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 23 January 1999
This is a bold and clear reinterpretation of Early Christian Art. It moves the reader through a cany reseeing that respects and illuminates both the message and the people who received it. Mathews explains in an open and well documented way how Christian images fought and defeated the pagan gods. As an art historian trained with the rather confusing cannon of earlier scholarship I found it delightful reading.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 6 December 2013
Condition and delivery of book were both great. The book itself takes on a huge topic and debunks a pervasive myth in Art History with precision, excellent research, and a convincing argument. Would recommend for anyone interested in Christian iconography.