BR 21:01, Anniversary Issue
Sister Wendys Top Twenty Biblical Paintings
To help us celebrate 20 years of BR, we asked the famous, beloved nun and art critic Sister Wendy to write about 20 of her favorite biblical (or Bible-inspired) paintings that have appeared in our pages over the years. Enjoy!Eds.
Biblical scholars may raise a pitying eyebrow, but I love BR almost as much for its illustrations as for its texts. Few art magazines can equal the range and beauty of the reproductions that enrich our understanding of BRs articles: The Word is communicated not only verbally but visually. In selecting my favorite images, it has been extremely difficult to narrow myself down to a sparse 20!
In Principio Erat Verbum (In the beginning was the Word)
c. 700, from the Lindisfarne Gospels (British Library, London)