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  • Real Presenceby Sister Wendy Beckett

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    In Encounters with God Sister Wendy Beckett travelled to remote churches and monasteries to view the earliest icons of Mary. In Real Presence she resumes this journey to see additional early icons of Jesus and the saints — icons that are among the few to survive the wholesale destruction of icons in the early eighth century. In contrast to the... more...

  • Byzantine Artby Charles Bayet

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 8.95

    For more than a millennium, from its creation in 330 CE until its fall in 1453, the Byzantine Empire was a cradle of artistic effervescence that is only beginning to be rediscovered. Endowed with the rich heritage of Roman, Eastern, and Christian cultures, Byzantine artists developed an architectural and pictorial tradition, marked by symbolism, whose... more...

  • Bible Readers and Lay Writers in Early Modern Englandby Kate Narveson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 104.95

    Analysing print and manuscript sources from 1580 to 1660, this volume studies how lay immersion in the Bible gave rise to a non-professional writing culture. Narveson examines the development of that culture, looking at the close connection between reading and writing practices, the influence of gender and the emergence of writing as a key practice... more...

  • Art of the Sacredby Howes Graham

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 29.00

    The field of 'art and religion' is fast becoming one of the most dynamic areas of religious studies. Uniquely, The Art of the Sacred explores the relationship between religion and the visual arts - and vice versa - within Christianity and other major religious traditions. It identifies and describes the main historical, theological, sociological and... more...

  • Virgin Portraitsby Klaus Carl

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    During the Renaissance, Italian painters would traditionally depict the wives of their patrons as Madonnas, often rendering them more beautiful than they actually were. Over centuries in religious paintings, the Madonna has been presented as the clement and protective mother of God. However, with the passing of time, Mary gradually lost some of her... more...

  • El Renacimientoby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 8.95

    El Renacimiento se inició a finales del siglo catorce en Italia y ya estaba extendido por toda Europa en la segunda mitad del siglo dieciséis. El redescubrimiento del esplendor de la antigua Grecia y Roma supuso el comienzo del renacimiento de las artes como consecuencia de la descomposición de la certeza dogmática de la Edad Media. Surgió una generación... more...

  • Sacred Architecture of Londonby Nigel Pennick

    Aeon Books 2012; US$ 15.95

    London has a unique series of churches built after the Great Fire of 1666, when most of the City of London was destroyed. Among these iconic churches are St Paul's, St Mary-le-Bow, St Bride's, St Clement Danes, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Mary-le-Strand, St George Bloomsbury and Christ Church Spitalfields. They remain today as outstanding landmarks... more...

  • Lit!by Tony Reinke

    Crossway 2011; US$ 12.99

    Sounds the call for Christians to reclaim the priority, privilege, and practice of reading. Reinke reminds us that God is the author of all knowledge, and it is his light we seek in all our reading. more...

  • The Lion's Worldby Rowan Williams

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 15.99

    Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams offers fascinating insight into The Chronicles of Narnia, the popular series of novels by one of the most influential Christian authors of the modern era, C. S. Lewis. Lewis once referred to certain kinds of book as a "mouthwash for the imagination." This is what he attempted to provide in the... more...

  • The Living Icon in Byzantium and Italyby Paroma Chatterjee

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Explores the development and diffusion of the vita image which emerged in Byzantium in the twelfth century and spread to Italy and beyond. more...