Christ for All People: Celebrating a World of Christian Art
Number of pages: 162
With an introduction by Konrad Raiser of the World Council of Churches An international publishing event celebrating the multicultural face of modern Christianity. Artists from seven continents, and from every age, re-imagine Jesus Christ in this breathtaking gift book. From Botswana to Brazil, Norway to Nepal, these artists show the multi-hued dimensions of the Jesus story through one hundred vibrant, full-colour paintings. Two thousand years later, speculation still flourishes about what Jesus looked like. Wherever his image is displayed there is both reverence and debate, especially when artists challenge centuries of tradition. But no other book exists that is as contemporary and as multicultural as Christ for All People. After a brief survey of the history of traditional Christian art from the catacombs to the 19th century, showing its dazzling diversity, the book focuses on the startling work of modern artists from 60 countries, together with meditations, poetry, and commentary from leading religious figures and the artists themselves.This collection of portraits from Asia, Australia, Africa, North and South America, and Europe shows the ecumenical and multicultural face of contemporary Christianity and the innovative spirituality of today's visual artists. Novalis is pleased to publish Christ for All People in partnership with The World Council of Churches. With more than 100 full colour illustrations
Rev. Ron O'Grady is a minister in Auckland, New Zealand and former Associate General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia. He is the author of several books about art and human rights, and was one of the founders of the Asian Christian Art Association.