By Terry Glaspey
A number of the maximum painters, musicians, architects, writers, filmmakers, and poets have taken their idea from their religion and impacted hundreds of thousands of individuals with their gorgeous 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 ebook unveils the wealthy and sundry inventive history left by way of believers who have been masters at their craft.
Author and historian Terry Glaspey stocks the soaking up precise tales in the back of those masterpieces and is helping readers see the attention-grabbing info they could have overlooked. through searching through the eyes of those inventive artists, readers will achieve deeper views in regards to the human , the Christian tale, and their very own non secular lives.
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Each and every page was an original work of art, created by hand and likely guided by prayer. They copied carefully and added miniature paintings within the text. They sometimes used gold leaf and expensive colors in great profusion. These monks were the first to illustrate the initial letter of the text, on occasion filling a full page with its intricate design. They also created abstract “carpet pages” that look pretty much like they sound—formal repetitive designs of great beauty and detail.
Through the rising and falling tones, both singer and listener are drawn into prayer, a state of worship, and an experience of the presence of God. Ultimately chant is praying with the aid of song. Both singers and listeners are drawn into a unified prayer directed toward God. In its native state in the monasteries, there are no listeners per se, for all are expected to join into these prayers of praise and contemplation. Nor are there soloists in chant, as every singer is an anonymous voice joined together with other voices to create a greater whole.
The Temple, George Herbert (poems, 1633) 96 20. 1635–40) 100 21. St. 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.