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Seeing God in Art

The Christian Faith in 30 Images

Richard Harries

144 pages
SPCK Group

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.

Author Bio
Richard Harries is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Honorary Professor of Theology at King’s College, London. On his retirement as Bishop of Oxford (1987-2006) he was made a life peer (Barron Harries of Pentregarth). He is the author of many critically acclaimed books, most recently Hearing God in Poetry (SPCK, 2021), Seeing God in Art (SPCK, 2020), and Haunted by Christ: Modern writers and the struggle for faith (SPCK, 2018). Art and the Beauty of God (Continuum, 1993), was selected as book of the year by Anthony Burgess in The Observer.