Seeing God in Art
The Christian Faith in 30 Images
Over the centuries some of the world’s greatest painters have explored and expressed their faith in God through their art. Here, Richard Harries invites you to reflect with him on thirty such artists, and to see how their paintings illuminate important aspects of Christian faith and teaching.
Encompassing masterpieces by Rembrandt, Leonardo, Titian and Caravaggio as well as modern works by Chagall, Spencer and Rouault, this book presents the essentials of the faith in a way that will move the reader to respond with heart as well as head.
Richard Harries is both a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. After nineteen years as Bishop of Oxford he was made a Life Peer (Lord Harries of Pentregarth) and he remains active in the House of Lords on human rights issues. He is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Divinity and a Visiting Professor of Theology at King’s College, London, where he was formerly Dean. His voice is well known to many through his regular contributions to the Today programme.
Among his many highly commended books are Haunted by Christ (SPCK, 2018), The Beauty and the Horror (SPCK. 2016), described by Mary Warnock as 'a deeply interesting book', The Re-enchantment of Morality (SPCK, 2008), shortlisted for the Michael Ramsey Prize, and Art and the Beauty of God (Continuum, 1993), selected as book of the year by Anthony Burgess in The Observer.