Theology & arts: April-May 2023


“Going through Hell: The Divine Dante.” 20 works from the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. through July 16. 

“Marc Chagall and the Bible.”  Exhibition at Wycliffe College, Toronto, through October 15.

“The Resurrection and the Life by Fish Coin Press.” Exhibition at Sojourn Church Midtown, Louisville, KY, through May 28.

Talks and Seminars

“Curator’s introduction: Saint Francis of Assisi.” May 2, online. National Gallery, London.

Summer seminar on David Jones’ Anathemata led by Jane Clark Scharl

Beatrice Institute reading group on Thomas Pfau’s Incomprehensible Certainty: Metaphysics and Hermeneutics of the Image

Lectionary Art

Andrew Louth, “The Ascension.” 2021. Works of art from Hohenfurth monastery, Donatello and the Rabbula Gospels. The Visual Commentary on Scripture.

Eunice Dauterman Maguire, “Pentecost.” 2018. Works of art from Hosios Loukas, Santo Domingo de Silos, and the Benedictional of St Aethelwold. The Visual Commentary on Scripture.

Chloë Reddaway, “Luke 1:39-45: Quickening Creation.” 2018. Works of art from Pontormo, El Greco, and the church of Timios Stavros, Cyprus. The Visual Commentary on Scripture.


Harry Mount, “Wren’s Harmonies.”  The New Criterion, May 2023.

James Matthew Wilson, “The First Metaphysical Poet.” [Thomas Aquinas]. The Catholic Thing, Apr. 15, 2023 and “T.S. Eliot’s Still Point: On the poet’s life & work.” The New Criterion, April 2023. 

Thomas Hibbs, “Jacques Maritain and Art for Beauty’s Sake.” Religion and Liberty Online, Apr. 28, 2023.

Fiona Gilsenan, “Fit for a King: Sixth-century Augustine Gospels to be used in the Coronation of King Charles III.” Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, Apr. 28, 2023.  

J. S. Marcus, “The Pazzi Chapel: Heavenly Purity in Architecture.” Wall Street Journal, Apr. 21, 2023 (text-only)

Anthony Esolen, “‘Virtue,’ George Herbert, 1639.” Substack. Apr. 19, 2023.

Jessica Hooten Wilson, “Called to Sing: Learning from Mary’s Magnificat.” Substack, Apr. 14, 2023. 

Peter Hitchens, “Lipstick and Nylons: On the end of Narnia.” The Lamp, Apr. 11, 2023. 

Michael Yost, “The Land of spices; something understood: Reading George Herbert’s The Temple.” Dappled Things, Apr. 11, 2023, and “Shakespeare and the Real,” The University Bookman, Mar. 19, 2023. 

Carmen-Helena Téllez, “Arvo Pärt: The Unexpected Profile of a Musical Revolutionary.” Church Life Journal, March 30, 2023. 

Wade Bellesbach, “A Novel Reimagines the Birth of Bach’s Passion.” Plough, Apr. 4, 2023.

Marc Weitzmann, “Leonardo da Vinci was Jewish.” Tablet, Apr. 3, 2023.

Alexander Adams, “Goya and the Enlightenment.” Substack, Apr. 1, 2023.

Laura Hodes, “A Jewish painter, perhaps, but undeniably a spiritually transcendent one. Standing before the paintings of Helen Frankenthaler, it’s hard not to feel a sense of awakening.” Forward, Mar. 31, 2023.

Barry Davis, “Codex Sassoon: One of the most valuable manuscripts comes to Ramat Aviv.” Jerusalem Post, Mar. 25, 2023.

Jill Rice, Sarah Vincent, Lisa Ampleman. “Finding the divine in anything and everything: A review of the year in poetry.” America: The Jesuit Review, Mar. 16, 2023.

Gary Saul Morson, “What Pilate Learns.” On Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel The Master and Margarita. First Things, March 2023. 

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