Visual Theology produces zines for its events and occasional partners. As a registered visual journal (ISSN 2634 9004) they represent a unique material foothold for our discussions about the spiritual imagination in visual culture.

We treat these full-colour A4 programmes to high production values because we like what they say about the visualness of visual theology. As well as being a memento of an event, they include illuminating artist and research spotlights, with image and text in striking combination.

The zines are only available in hard copy. Back copies can be bought below for £5 each.

Back copies

Issue 3 : Hope for the World in the Old Testament



Contents include:

  • Feature articles ‘Photography’s Old Testament Humanity’, and ‘Painting a Biblical War on the Body’, highlighting work by David Mach, Adi Nes, Francis Gruber and Arthur Boyd.
  • Artist spotlight on John Harvey.
  • Art works throughout, with Old Testament references, including by Jan Brueghel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, David Roberts, Edward Burne-Jones, Julia Margaret Cameron, Colin McCahon, John Dugdale, and Donald Jackson.
Issue 2 : Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites: Sacre Conversazioni



Contents include:

  • Feature article on John Ruskin’s daguerreotype ‘Noah’s Vine’.
  • Artist spotlights on Mark Dean and Timothy Betjeman.
  • Feature article introducing the painting series of John Roddam Spencer Stanhope at St Michael and All Angels Chapel, Marlborough College.
  • The adapted liturgy for a commissioned Service of Rededication of the Chapel.
Issue 1 : Transformative Looking Between the Visual Arts and Christian Doctrine



Contents include:

  • Feature article on John Everett Millais’ ‘The Blind Girl’.
  • Artist spotlights on Maciej Urbanek, Sheona Beaumont, and Sara Mark.
  • An introduction to the Chapel of the Ascension, built in 1962 on the Bishop Otter Campus of the University of Chichester, featuring the Creation tapestry (1963) by Jean Lurçat.


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Banner image: Stained glass window by Edward Burne-Jones, c.1860; St Michael and All Angels Church, Brighton.