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Graphic portrayals of the suffering Jesus Christ pervade late medieval English art, literature, drama, and theology. These images have been interpreted as signs of a new emphasis on the humanity of Jesus. To others they indicate a fascination with a terrifying…

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This reference work explores the images, symbols, motifs, metaphors, figures of speech and literary patterns found in the Bible. Over 800 articles by over 100 expert contributors are edited by Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit and Tremper Longman III.

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Book Description A simple and provocative book offering a revisionist photo-essay on the ever-popular Japanese dry landscape" or "rock" gardens. Not Zen, possibly art, more like "meta-gardens," gravel and sand compositions reject nature, yet are made of…

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This disturbing but illuminating classic is a brilliant perspective on the cultural turmoil of the radical sixties and its impact on todays world, especially as reflected in the art of the time. Rookmaakers enduring analysis looks at modern art in a broad…

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The purpose of this study is to engage the interest of artists and churchpeople alike. The Church and the visual arts have become estranged and both suffer because of the ignorance and hostility that fuel the estrangement. Clergy and Parochial Church Councils…

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This study explains the rise of the Christian grandeur of great churches in late antiquity and the Middle Ages. From the fourth century churches were paid for in gold--and were often decorated with it--in apparent contradiction to Christ's message of poverty and…

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The Descent from the Cross, or Deposition, is the last act in the human drama of Christ's mission on earth, in which Joseph of Arimathea obtains Pontius Pilate's permission to take Christ's body down from the Cross and bury it. The pathos of the scene has…

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The "Theology in Dialogue" Series explores the relationship between theology and different, secular academic disciplines which appear within the degree programs of colleges and universities. Each volume begins with a chapter and a reply, providing a thoughtful…

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The most comprehensive introduction available to the history and theology of the icon. Surveys the development of the sacred art of the Christian East from its beginnings in catacomb art through the iconoclastic controversies of the eighth and ninth centuries to…

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“Our main object will be to describe one of the most incomparably beautiful myths that has ever flowered from the mind of man, or from the unconscious processes which shape it and which are in some sense more than man.… This is, furthermore, to be a…

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Signs of Christ presents a varied collection of Christian symbols with notes about their origins and examples of their appearance in Roman Catholic liturgy today. Among the symbols included are: The Sun, The Lion, Light, The Phoenix, The Unicorn and The Flower.