Inspired by the Word: The Bible Through the Eyes of the Great Masters
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Experience Bible stories as seen through the eyes of some of the greatest master artists of all time. Inspired by the Word features sixty of the world’s great works of art—created throughout history—each depicting beautifully crafted full-color biblical scenes.

Together, J. Sage Elwell and Corinna Ricasoli bring each piece of art alive. Insight into the art, including the era, background, and cultural context of each piece are provided. The biblical scenes that are reproduced, spark personal reflection with thought-provoking daily readings inspired by these ancient mosaics, folk designs, medieval tapestries, and great masterpieces. This is ideal for devotional readers, gift givers, and art lovers alike.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Museum of the Bible
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 9 X 7 (inches)
ISBN: 194547016X
ISBN-13: 9781945470165

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Publisher's Description

Combined expertise of a well-known art historian with a gifted inspirational writer brings each of these sixty beautifully depicted scenes to life. Short, inspirational reflections offer insight into the art, including the historical and cultural context and biblical background. Thought-provoking daily readings help readers interact with art pieces from ancient mosaics to medieval tapestries, from folk designs to acclaimed masterpieces.

Author Bio

J. Sage Elwell is Associate Professor of Religion and Art at Texas Christian University and the author of several books and articles.  He publishes and teaches in the areas of theology of culture, suffering and embodiment, digital technology, modern art, atheism, and humanism.  As an artist he works in digital media, photography, sculpture, and book art.  His academic and artistic work, as well as his work as cohost of the podcast thesacredprofane, can be found at sageelwell.com.

Dr. Corinna Ricasoli is an Italian art historian and attained her Ph.D. from the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin, Ireland. She has worked at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, and has frequently been invited to guest lecture at several European institutions. She holds research associateships at the UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland and at the Vatican Apostolic Library (Cabinet of Prints & Drawings), where she is drawing up a complete catalog of Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s prints for publication. She is currently Consultant Curator of Fine Arts, Museum of the Bible, Washington DC.

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