History

Sacred Story

Sacred Story

01.05.2011  |  No Comments ››

With the pen as his pulpit, George MacDonald used fiction to show the relevance of scriptural truth to the problems of his age. By Kirsten Jeffrey Johnson Many critics like to claim that George MacDonald ... Continue Reading »

George Herbert

George Herbert

01.05.2011  |  No Comments ››

England's greatest religious poet "A verse may find him who a sermon flies." It was the New Year's celebration, and Magdalen Newport Herbert had received two sonnets from her son, George. These were quite unlike ... Continue Reading »

A Renaissance Gallery

A Renaissance Gallery

11.26.2010  |  No Comments ››

Five artists who captured the imagination of the church: Masaccio, Fra Angelico, Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael By Rachel Smith The optimism and confidence in human potential that characterized the Renaissance produced an ... Continue Reading »

Shedding Light on Art History in the City of Lights

Shedding Light on Art History in the City of Lights

11.18.2010  |  No Comments ››

Paris was recently host to the inaugural gathering of a new professional organization, the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art. By Rachel Hostetter Smith In the shadow of the famed Museé ... Continue Reading »

Why Have There Been No Great Modern Religious Artists?: A Symposium

Why Have There Been No Great Modern Religious Artists?: A Symposium

11.18.2010  |  1 Comment ››

Organized by the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art Hosted by the Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY February 8, 2011 Symposium Synopsis: Mirroring the complex presence of religion throughout ... Continue Reading »

Why Wesley Still Dominates Our Hymnbook

Why Wesley Still Dominates Our Hymnbook

09.28.2010  |  No Comments ››

Two centuries later, what's the secret of Charles Wesley's undiminished popularity? By Timothy Dudley-Smith Charles Wesley has been called “the most gifted and indefatigable hymnwriter that England has ever known.” He wrote more hymns, probably, ... Continue Reading »

The Prodigal Artist

The Prodigal Artist

08.23.2010  |  No Comments ››

Rembrandt's art, like his life, traced the contours of sin and grace. By Laurel Gasque Perhaps no other artist captures the imagination and the heart of a worldwide audience more than Rembrandt van Rijn (July ... Continue Reading »

Truth in Stone and Marble

Truth in Stone and Marble

06.28.2010  |  No Comments ››

The early church developed a visual language to express their faith in art. By Jennifer Hevelone-Harper Our college recently built a large chapel designed in the style of a traditional New England church, with a ... Continue Reading »

Scripture on the Ceiling

Scripture on the Ceiling

06.02.2010  |  No Comments ››

Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel make a profound statement about the creation story—and the artist's own creativity. By James Romaine Every year more than 3,000,000 pilgrims and tourists from around the world flock to ... Continue Reading »

Hearts in Training

Hearts in Training

05.03.2010  |  No Comments ››

C. S. Lewis employed his imaginative gifts to dispel his readers' illusions and educate their feelings. By Doris T. Myers In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, one of the Narnia series, Eustace, a factual-minded, ... Continue Reading »