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16-02-2017

The Book of Books, David Lyle Jeffrey (contributor)

The whole illustrated text of the book accompanying the opening of the 'Book of Books' exhibit at the Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem; a series of 17 essays on the Biblical Canon and its dissemination; the copying, printing and illuminations of Bibles - from the earliest manuscripts to a revisualisation of the past using cutting edge technologies. See the index page 4.

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14-02-2017

Sacred Proposals and the Spiritual Sublime, David Lyle Jeffrey

An essay on the paradox of sacred love and sacrificial suffering; considering the Annunciation in visual art and poetry.

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14-02-2017

Meditation and Atonement in the Art of Marc Chagall by David Lyle Jeffrey, Baylor University

Chagall’s crucifixion paintings, long a delicate subject among art historians, are best contextualized in the light of his life-long repatriation of Christian iconography to its Jewish foundation. Chagall reverses typological sequences familiar to Christians, so that instead of the Old Testament being seen as prefiguring the events of the Gospels, in his work the New Testament refers back to the Hebrew Scriptures in such a way as to illuminate the universal in Jewish experience. In Solitude (1933) and The Yellow Crucifixion (1943) we see how Chagall achieves a remarkable fusion of Jewish and Christian understandings of meditation and visual commentary on the Scriptures, prophetically calling both traditions to repentance and reconciliation. [DLJ]

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05-02-2017

Lord Harries, 'Understanding Faith through the eyes of Stanley Spencer'

Gresham College lecture on You Tube, uploaded on August 26th, 2011 The reputation of Stanley Spencer continues to grow. All his life he painted Christian themes with his fresh and distinctive vision. For him art was the product not so much of talent as love, and this love enables us to see everything as it truly is, newly risen to life. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website [LRH]

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05-02-2017

Lord Harries, 'The Resurrection of Christ in Art'

Gresham College lecture on You Tube uploaded on August 26th, 2011. This is the most difficult of all Christian themes to convey in visible form and the early church approached it with proper reticence. Whilst the Western Church developed an over-literalistic image, the Orthodox Church gave it a powerful symbolic rendering. The 20th century, with its massive suffering, found this hopeful theme particularly problematic. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website [LRH]

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05-02-2017

Professor Ben Quash,'God's Good Order and the Artist's Patterns

Gresham College lecture on You Tube, published on April 12th, 2013. For centuries of western history, the beauty of art was conceived as a response to, and a reflection of, the cosmic artistry of a good God, who patterned all things well. Aesthetic order was therefore a manifestation of cosmic order, and beauty an expression of the good providence of a benevolent God. In the modern period patterns have seemed like the consoling creations of people worried that they live at the mercy of an arbitrary universe. What do patterns in art (pre-modern and then modern) tell us about our changing perspectives on the world we live in? The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website [BQ]

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05-02-2017

Lord Harries, 'The Explosion of Modernism, and Christian Faith'

Gresham College lecture on You Tube, uploaded on November 3rd, 2011. The period before World War I saw an extraordinary burst of creativity in all the arts which has decisively effected all subsequent developments. This lecture will look at the emergence of expressionism and amongst other artists will consider in detail the work of Nolde, Jacob Epstein and Rouault. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website. [LRH]

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05-02-2017

Lord Harries and Professor Ben Quash, 'Thinking theologically about Modern Art

Gresham college discussion on You Tube, published May 8th, 2012 At the end of the conference, 'Thinking Theologically About Modern Art', the speakers review issues raised by the proceeding talks. The speakers are: * Professor the Rt Revd Lord Harries * Professor Ben Quash * Professor Frances Spalding * Professor George Pattison * Dr Jonathan Koestlé-Cate * Roger Wagner This discussion was a part of the Gresham College conference, 'Thinking Theologically about Modern Art'. The full conference can be accessed on the Gresham College website. [LRH], [RW]

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05-02-2017

Roger Wagner, 'Contemporary Christian Art; Marching to an Antique Drum'

Gresham College lecture on You Tube, uploaded on May 4, 2012 Artist Roger Wagner offers an overview of his own career and perspectives on the pressures faced by a modern Christian artist. He details the influence of artists such as Giorgio de Chirico and TS Eliot on his work, as well as his resistance to what Robert Hughes has called "institutional modernism". This talk was a part of the Gresham College conference, 'Thinking Theologically about Modern Art'. The full conference can be accessed on the Gresham College website: [RW]

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05-02-2017

Lord Harries, 'The Crucifixion of Christ in Art'

Gresham College lecture on You Tube, uploaded on Aug 24, 2011. There are no surviving depictions of Jesus on the cross in the catacombs, but by the middle ages it had become the definitive and defining image of Christianity. Yet there have been, and continue to be, major shifts in what this image has been trying to convey. [LRH]

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05-02-2017

Lord Harries, 'Jesus in Art'

Gresham College Lecture on You Tube , uploaded on Aug 12, 2011 Early Christian carvings depict Jesus as a beardless Roman youth. Yet the image with which we are familiar is very different. This lecture will explore the dominant imagery associated with Jesus in different ages and cultures. [LRH]

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05-02-2017

Lord Harries, 'The First Christian Art and its Early Development'

Gresham college lecture on You Tube, August 11th, 2011 The earliest surviving Christian art is in the catacombs in Rome. This lecture will look at how this developed, survived two centuries of iconoclasm and established itself with a distinctive rationale. [LRH]

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05-02-2017

Lord Harries, 'Contemporary Christian Art'

Gresham College lecture on You Tube, April 10th 2012. Contrary to much opinion, the current scene of faith-related art is very much alive. There are new commissions for churches and cathedrals, a number of artists pursue their work on the basis of a deeply convinced faith, and other artists often resonate with traditional Christian themes, albeit in a highly untraditional way. The challenge for the artist, stated in the introduction to the course of lectures above, is still very much there: how to retain artistic integrity whilst doing justice to received themes. This lecture is part of Lord Harries' series on 'Christian Faith and Modern Art'. The last century has seen changes in artistic style that have been both rapid and radical. This has presented a particular problem to artists who have wished to express Christian themes. [LRH]

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05-02-2017

Lord Harries, 'Modern Art - Enemy or Friend of Religious Art?

Gresham College Lecture on video, 9th October 2013. The last century has seen changes in artistic style that have been both rapid and radical. This has presented a particular problem to artists who have wished to express Christian themes. This illustrated lecture looks at how different artists have responded to the challenge of doing this whilst retaining their artistic integrity. [LRH]

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05-02-2017

Lord Harries, 'Modern Art in Churches'

Gresham College lecture on video, 3rd December 2013. Lord Harries looks specifically at modern works of art that have been commissioned for, or placed in churches over the last 70 years and finds here an encouraging story. His book 'The Image of Christ in Modern Art' was based on this series of lectures. [LRH]

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05-02-2017

Lord Harries, 'The Pieta in Art

Gresham College video lecture, 31st March 2015, exploring the visual history of one of the most moving of all Christian images. [LRH]

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26-01-2017

Stephen Prickett, 'A Biblical Chain Gang'

An essay from 'The Edinburgh Companion to the Bible and the Arts'; the Arts and the understanding of religion are inextricably hitched together...progress in one leads to greater insights into the other.

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26-01-2017

Stephen Prickett; The Introduction to 'The Edinburgh Companion to the Bible and the Arts'

Editor's introduction to a series of essays and insights on the current relationship between the Bible and the various specialisms of the invited contributors, unapologetically from their cultural and historical viewpoints. By kind permission Edinburgh University Press

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