Selected as The Archbishop of York's Advent Book for 2018
Join Jane Williams on a journey through Advent by way of the timeless wisdom in some of the world’s greatest paintings.
Permeated with symbols and logos, advertisements and emojis, our secular culture is an overwhelmingly visual one. Strange to think then that in spite of this, Christians have often been reluctant to engage with pictorial representations of their faith. For many, the textual, they seem to think, will suffice...
By contrast, The Art of Advent opens the reader’s eyes to the vast store of religious insight and understanding contained within differing civilisations’ most beautiful works of fine art, from the acknowledged masterpieces to the unappreciated gems.
Illustrated throughout with thirty-seven full-colour paintings from across the centuries and around the globe, this beautiful book interprets a series of artworks for each day of Advent. With the aid of brief prayers and suggestions it underscores the theological resonance of these pieces and, in so doing, leads the reader into a deeply meditative response to each one.
Selected by the Archbishop of York as his Advent book for 2018, Jane Williams’ perceptive reflections will help you to read these paintings with a discerning eye and discover deeper levels of meaning than may at first appear.
The Art of Advent by Jane Williams is due for release 16th August 2018. Order your copy here.
July 13th, 2018 - Posted & Written by The Editor