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Images of paradise : trees and water [videorecording] / Northrop Frye ; Parody and manifest demonic : trees and water / Northrop Frye.

Frye, Northrop. (Author).
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Robertson Library PN56.B5F79n3-4 VIDEO 37348003283991 MEDIACTR Available -
Robertson Library PN56.B5F79 V.2 DVD 37348006870042 MEDIACTR Available -
Subject: Bible and literature
Typology (Theology).
Symbolism in the Bible.
Paradise.

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm. + 2 guides.
  • Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Media Centre, 1982.

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General Note: Part 3 -- This program commences the examination of imagery in the Bible, beginning with the category of the paradisal. The controlling images of this category are those of the tree and water of life, which stand for the ideal form of human existence. They also form a framework for the entire narrative of the Bible: the tree and the water of life are lost in the book of Genesis and regained in the book of Revelation. -- Part 4 -- Every image in the Bible has both an apocalyptic (or ideal) and demonic context. The demonic, in turn, needs two forms to account for the prosperity of the heathen kingdoms. This program examines the parody demonic, representing the prosperous appearence of these kingdoms, and the manifest demonic, representing the deadly reality they will eventually become. The examination centres around the paradisal images of the tree and the water of life.
"A lecture taped at Victoria College, University of Toronto.
System Details Note: DVD
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Public Performance rights included.

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