Art of Faith: A Guide to Understanding Christian Images by Judith Couchman

By Judith Couchman

Have you ever stood in entrance of a portray and inspiration, What does this mean?

The paintings of religion solutions this query time and again, with perception, wit, and verve, delivering a radical connection with Christian paintings during the centuries. useful and straightforward to learn, this ebook unfolds the traditional global of Christian photographs for believers who are looking to improve their religion, students learning artwork heritage, and tourists to spiritual websites. With this booklet in hand, you could stopover at museums, church buildings, or different sacred locations and determine a piece of art's kind and that means. or perhaps discover the symptoms and logos of your neighborhood church.

Whatever your courting to paintings or Christianity, open this booklet whilst you're all in favour of a portray, sculpture, image, or different sacred paintings. it's going to solution your questions on The paintings of Faith.

"Couchman deals a readable and undemanding consultant to decoding and reading Christian visible artwork. She is rightly prepared to satisfy the pressing want for a brand new intensity of theological imaginative and prescient within the church and beyond."

—Jeremy Begbie, Duke Divinity institution; writer of Voicing Creation's compliment: in the direction of a Theology of the humanities

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