The mystery of the beautiful

How can God speak through what is soft and breakable? How can we?


Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph, by Jas Elsner and The Clash of Gods, by Thomas F. Mathews

The rich and fascinating resources explore the first few centuries of Christian art in the context of the culture of Rome and its provinces, imperial religious ceremonies and competing cults.


Painted word

Painting the Word: Christian Pictures and Their Meanings, by John Drury
Seeing Salvation: Images of Christ in Art, by Neil MacGregor with Erika Langmuir