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The Passion in Art (Ashgate Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts) Paperback – 16 Nov 2004

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  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (16 Nov. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0754650111
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754650119
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 1 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 170,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This is an excellent aid to reflection on the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.' www.christianbookshops.org.uk 'It is a very remarkable, interesting and stimulating book. The pictures are well produced and Harries goes to the heart of the matter, unpicking and articulating a range of questions and reflections on the images. The book spans the centuries and is a remarkable collection of images which explore the context and theologies that led to such differing depictions of the Passion.' Contact '... the quality of production of the book is very high and the illustrations are beautifully done, and it would provide a very helpful support for anyone whose primary interest is in the contemplation of the images.' Art & Christianity 'The Passion in Art proves the artistic importance of the Paschal Mystery, from second-century inscriptions in the catacombs to the work of Nicholas Mynheer... This book serves as a useful introduction to the subject and is particularly valuable in sketching the broad developments of the theme and placing each depiction in its cultural and theological context.' The Art Book 'This beautiful book by the highly respected and scholarly bishop of Oxford shows clearly how sacred art functions as a theological locus, as a place of divine revelation for those who have eyes to see.' Worship

About the Author

Richard Harries was Bishop of Oxford from 1987-2006. On his retirement he was made a Life Peer and as Lord Harries of Pentregarth he continues to be active in the House of Lords. He is an Emeritus Gresham Professor, and a Fellow and an Honorary Professor of Theology at King’s College, London. He is an Honorary Doctor of Divinity of the University of London and an Honorary Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge and of St Anne's College, Oxford. He is the author of 26 books mainly on the interface of Christian faith and the wider culture, including the arts, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He is the author of The Passion in Christian Art (Ashgate, 2004). His book Art and the Beauty of God, (Continuum 2000) was chosen as a book of the year by the late Anthony Burgess in The Observer. His most recent books include The Re-enchantment of Morality (SPCK), was which was shortlisted for the 2011 Michael Ramsey prize for theological writing.


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'The Passion in Art' is an exceptionally well written book. The book brings together an outstanding range of pictures and a scholarly text that inspires deeper understanding of the range of christian art from early beginnings in the catacombs to many masterpieces of later periods.
This is a book I find myself returning to in order to grasp the twists and turns of an artistic and spiritual evolution in the manner of depiction of christian images of Christ's Passion and the many encouraging and imaginative pictures of Christ's Resurrection appearances.
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