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 notion, What does this mean?

The paintings of religion solutions this question repeatedly, with perception, wit, and verve, offering an intensive connection with Christian artwork throughout the centuries. sensible and simple to learn, this ebook unfolds the traditional global of Christian pictures for believers who are looking to improve their religion, students learning paintings heritage, and tourists to non secular websites. With this ebook in hand, you could stopover at museums, church buildings, or different sacred locations and determine a piece of art's sort and that means. or maybe discover the symptoms and logos of your neighborhood church.

Whatever your courting to artwork or Christianity, open this publication whilst you're excited by a portray, sculpture, image, or different sacred paintings. it is going to solution your questions about The artwork of Faith.

"Couchman deals a readable and hassle-free consultant to interpreting 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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