Transforming Christian Thought in the Visual Arts: Theology, Aesthetics and Practice

Forthcoming with Routledge, Autumn 2020
Routledge Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts


Featuring collaborative chapters and art work spotlights, the volume is representative of leading interdisciplinary scholarship in the field of religion and the arts. Artists, historians, theologians and church leaders present new kinds of conversation about the modern spiritual imagination.


Edited by Dr. Sheona Beaumont and Madeleine Thiele. Artwork Spotlights with Maciej Urbanek and Sara Mark. Essays by Prof. John Harvey, Prof. Ben Quash, Jonathan Anderson, Jonathan Koestlé-Cate, Lucy Newman Cleeve, Marjorie Coughlan and others.


Subjects include the Visual Commentary on Scripture, the Bible as visualised sound, sacrament in the public square of Brighton, Mark Dean's video installations, church commissioning in France, the decorative scheme of the Chapel at Royal Holloway (1886), and photographic Bibles.