Posted: 10 Sep 2008 @ 00:00
Saviour of the world: a detail from Guido Reni’s The Holy Trinity (1625-26), one of the illustrations in Altarpieces and Their Viewers in the Churches of Rome from Caravaggio to Guido Reni by Pamela M. Jones (Ashgate, £60 (£54); 978-0-7546-6179-5). It addresses the responses of all social classes to
art created for the public: five altarpieces of the 16th and 17th centuries
AN Introduction to Torrance Theology: Discovering the incarnate Saviour, on the Christology of Thomas, James, and David Torrance (who writes the introduction), includes conference papers by Andrew Purves, Alan Torrance, Graham Redding, and Elmer Colyer. It is edited by Gerrit Scott Dawson (T. & T. Clark, £22.99 (£20.70); 978-0-567-03181-5).
RECOGNISING a general hunger for spiritual nurture, B. Kathleen Fannin, a university chaplain in the United States, has written Wonder and Other Life Skills: Spiritual life retreats for young adults using the creative arts. It contains practical, multifaith suggestions for organis-ing retreats and activities (Cowley Publications, £10.99 (£9.90); 978-1-56101-307-4).