Cliff Edwards is director of the religious studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and author of Van Gogh and God.
Transgressions: The Offenses of Art. By Anthony Julius. University of Chicago Press, 272 pp., $35.00.
Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Search for Sacred Art by Deborah Silverman
Painting the Word: Christian Pictures and Their Meanings, by John DrurySeeing Salvation: Images of Christ in Art, by Neil MacGregor with Erika Langmuir
The rich and fascinating resources explore the first few centuries of Christian art in the context of the culture of Rome and its provinces, imperial religious ceremonies and competing cults.