The Guardian, Cif Belief: Religious art is about being human

Even the most iconic of religious artworks can have profound meanings for the nonbeliever

Launching two new books earlier this year, Sister Wendy Beckett said that, after 30 years of studying religious art, she has written “as a Catholic” for the first time, previously “never using religious language so as not to put off the atheists and the non-Christians”. Having interpreted Christian art for a popular audience for decades, Beckett says she has finally “come out of the closet” to emphasise that these artworks can draw everyone to “something beyond, something other, and that something is God”…

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