By Terry Glaspey
Great artwork captivates us. nice artists fascinate us.
Some of the best artists have taken their thought from their religion. you can now become aware of the tales at the back of seventy-five masterpieces of artwork, literature, song, and film--and the artists who created them. From the Roman catacombs to Rembrandt, from Bach to U2, from John Bunyan to Frederick Buechner, writer and historian Terry Glaspey unveils the soaking up real tales in the back of those masterpieces and stocks the faith-filled information you will have missed.
"What a treasure to determine how God has used the skills of his humans to precise their religion and his glory via song, literature, structure, and extra. I enjoyed seeing threads of God's goodness woven all through each one special story."--Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling writer and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
"Why may still the writer have stopped talking via artwork and tune with Giotto or Bach? during this superbly illustrated and conceived ebook, Terry Glaspey takes us on a entire travel of paintings, track, and structure from the traditional global as much as the present."--Michael Card, singer/songwriter and bestselling author
"My buddy Terry has penned a gem right here, aiding us see and take pleasure in the voice of God's Spirit within the cultural matrix of the now and the previous. 75 Masterpieces Every Christian should still Know is just magical."--Dr. A. J. Swoboda, professor at George Fox Evangelical Seminary and writer of A excellent Dark
"A dinner party of artwork, movie, track, and literature to meet the soul. an important for any Christian, this ebook fantastically celebrates the artistic spirit of Christianity."--Judith Couchman, artwork historian and writer of The artwork of religion and The secret of the Cross
Terry Glaspey (MA, collage of Oregon) is the writer of numerous books, together with ECPA Gold Medallion finalist now not a Tame Lion and The booklet Lover's advisor to nice Reading. He lives in Oregon.
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Though the Sirens see the ship, Odysseus does not mention seeing them at any point. ” For visual representations of the Sirens, see T. Gantz, Early Greek Myth: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources (Baltimore and London, 1993), pp. 150, 708 – 9. 58 P. Brooks, Body Work: Objects of Desire in Modern Narrative (Cambridge, 1993); on Helen in this regard, see N. Worman, “The Body as Argument: Helen in Four Greek Texts,” Classical Antiquity 16 (1997), pp. 151–203. 59 Brooks 1993, p. 99. 60 Brooks 1993, pp.
Yet a second difficulty remains in the way of accepting the Sirens as proxies for Muses. The Sirens’ role as deceivers of men apparently conflicts with the truth claims of epic discourse and therefore with the Muses’ claims to convey knowledge. 67 I would sug64 Compare Calypso’s giving Odysseus the technical knowledge of how to build a raft (Odyssey 5. 162–64). 65 I cannot, then, agree with Ford 1992, p. 85, who sees Odysseus as the poet-figure in this episode. Odysseus is here manifestly an audience, and as such invites Homer’s audience to identify with his pleasurable and alluringly dangerous experience.
387– 406. 26 Odyssey 8. 496. 27 On the meaning of the phrase kata moiran, see T. B. L. ,” CQ 33 (1939), p. 175; Svenbro 1976, pp. 24–26; A. T. Cole, “Archaic Truth,” QUCC, n. s. 13 (1983), p. 14; Walsh 1984, pp. 16–17; Ford 1992, pp. 122–23. 28 In this passage Homer thus suggests that poetry does not have the status of dogma: Odysseus’s testing of Demodocus presumes that poetry can be either right or wrong and that accepting it as true is not simply a matter of the poet’s religious or social authority (contrast Detienne 1996, p.