In this beautifully written book an Anglican priest and theologian looks at religious paintings through the ages and presents them to us in a fresh way. John Drury shows how the Christian images in paintings by artists from Duccio to Velazquez have a universal quality that fills the works with passion, stories, and meaning, not only for audiences of the past but also for viewers today. Named by ALA Booklist as one of the top ten books in religion published between August 1999 and August 2000. Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2000
Author Biography: John Drury is Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.
An informative,inspiring book,the reading of which will make your next visit to your local museum of fine arts a more rewarding experience-visually,emotionally and spiritually.