Visions of Mary: Art, devotion, and beauty at Chartres Cathedral by Jill K. H. Geoffrion

26 January 2018

© jill kimberly hartwell geoffrion 2017

In 12th-century stained glass at Chartres Cathedral, in France, the Blessed Virgin and Simeon, at the presentation of Christ, lift him above the altar, prefiguring the elevation of the consecrated elements at mass, according to Jill K. H. Geoffrion. In the beautifully illustrated Visions of Mary: Art, devotion, and beauty at Chartres Cathedral, she provides an exposition of the theology, Mariology, and devotional character of the cathedral, as well as its famed art-historical richness (Mount Tabor Books/Paraclete Press, £22.99 (£20.70); 978-1-61261-894-4)

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