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“Whether you have been reading Father Morris’ delightful interpretations since the earliest editions of Magnificat or are being introduced to them for the first time, Regina Cœli: Art and Essays on the Blessed Virgin Mary will increase your love simultaneously for the Mother of God and for a form of art that draws us closer to both Mary and her divine Son. To read an art essay by Father Michael Morris, o.p., is to uncover a richness of expression in both word and imagery. His love of sacred art is unmistakable in the enthusiastic turns of phrase he brings to his writing. His exhaustive knowledge is found in detailed insights. Father Morris shares what he sees, and we are the better for it. Sadly, Regina Cœli will be one of Father Morris’ last published works for Magnificat. Undoubtedly, his love for our Blessed Mother strengthened him to complete this manuscript literally days before he went to his final reward on July 15, 2016. We pray the devotion evident in Regina Cœli will draw you into a deeper relationship with our Lady as you contemplate her role in salvation history.”
Softcover with flaps. 100 pp.
via the Rosary Center bookstore listing Regina Coeli
Laura James | Ethiopian Iconography
“Laura James is a self-taught painter living and working in New York City. She is a visual storyteller who explores biblical subjects, cultural issues and secular themes through her unique contemporary use of the traditional art of Ethiopian iconography. Her goal is to have her art in churches and public places where black people can actively see themselves included within the stories of the Bible.
“Laura creatively re-contextualizes the Christian message to include all of God’s people. This is masterfully done in her 34 paintings for the Book of the Gospel lectionary published in 2000 by LTP. Her biblical paintings visually remind us that, “red or yellow, black and white, they are ALL precious in His sight . . . Jesus loves all the children of the world.”
via Eyekons Gallery | Laura James Biography – Ethiopian Iconography artist homepage at Eyekons – stock images
Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture
Responses to the Work of David Brown
Edited by Robert MacSwain and Taylor Worley
- A volume with broad interdisciplinary appeal, drawing on theology, philosophy, literary and cultural studies.
- Draws together essays from prominent scholars in these fields, creating the first sustained treatment of David Brown’s contribution to the discussion of theology, aesthetics, and culture.
- Includes in-depth discussion of popular culture.
Provides a response to the essays from David Brown.
via Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture – Robert MacSwain; Taylor Worley – Oxford University Press