75 masterpieces every Christian should know : the by Terry Glaspey

By Terry Glaspey

Many of the maximum painters, musicians, architects, writers, filmmakers, and poets have taken their thought from their religion and impacted hundreds of thousands of individuals with their wonderful creations. Now readers can detect the tales at the back of seventy-five of those masterpieces and the artists who created them. From the artwork of the Roman catacombs to Rembrandt to Makoto Fujimura; from Gregorian Chant to Bach to U2; from John Bunyan and John Donne to Flannery O'Connor and Frederick Buechner; this booklet unveils the wealthy and sundry creative historical past left via believers who have been masters at their craft.
Author and historian Terry Glaspey stocks the soaking up actual tales in the back of those masterpieces and is helping readers see the attention-grabbing info they may have ignored. by means of searching through the eyes of those inventive artists, readers will achieve deeper views concerning the human , the Christian tale, and their very own non secular lives.

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His features bear a strong resemblance to traditional depictions of Apollo in classical art—handsome, strong, and dignified—and he is tending to his flock with gentle care, usually with a lamb draped over his shoulders. It is an image that reminds the viewer of Jesus’s love for his people and the protection he offers in a world filled with predators—precisely the message most needed by early Christians suffering from marginalization and persecution. In the days of Christian faith’s infancy it could be dangerous to be a believer.

In 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know he presents enduring works that brilliantly express the faith, exploring their meaning, technique, and significance. ” —Judith Couchman, art historian and author of The Art of Faith and The Mystery of the Cross “As a songwriter, I have found it impossible to separate the most important part of my life—my faith—from my music. ” —Matthew West, award-winning singer/songwriter “This is more than a collection of art; it is a trove of carefully studied treasures.

Teresa in Ecstasy, Bernini (sculpture, 1652) 104 22.  1669) 109 23. The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan (novel, 1678) 114 24. “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” Isaac Watts (hymn, 1707) 118 25. St. Matthew’s Passion, Johann Sebastian Bach (oratorio, 1727) 122 26. Messiah, Georg Frideric Handel (oratorio, 1741) 126 27. “Amazing Grace,” John Newton (hymn, 1779) 130 28. Songs of Innocence and Experience, William Blake (poems, 1789–94) 134 29. The Creation, Franz Joseph Haydn (oratorio, 1798) 139 30.

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