McGrath once again brings his enormous learning to bear on a key theme of Christian doctrine. By means of paintings, literature, theology, and prayer, he helps the reader see the implications of God's embodiment in human nature. A fine series of reflections to give to a lay leader. 96 pages, hardcover. Fortress.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 96 Vendor: Fortress Press Publication Date: 2005 Dimensions: 8 X 8 (inches)
Illuminated by a series of fine art paintings, Alister McGrath's new volume seeks to engage both the mind and the imagination as he explores why the Church set its faith and hope on the extraordinary, brilliant and bold idea that Jesus Christ is God incarnate. Poetry, prayer and theological reflection are interwoven with commentary on the ideas conveyed through works such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Ecce Ancilla Domini, Jacopo Bassano's Miraculous Draught of Fishes and Vincent Van Gogh's Good Samaritan.