[Milton-L] Fwd: somewhat off topic art question

gilliaca at jmu.edu gilliaca at jmu.edu
Tue Jan 1 13:49:30 EST 2008


As you can see, I suffered a memory malfunction when I first tried to send this to the list. I'd be obliged if any of you can direct me to images of Jesus with wings!
C

---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue,  1 Jan 2008 13:40:57 -0500 (EST)
>From: <gilliaca at jmu.edu>  
>Subject: somewhat off topic art question  
>To: milton-l at listerv.richmond.edu
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>This year during the Christmas Eve service, as we were singing one of my favorite hymns, I finally resolved to answer a question about the 3rd stanza of "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" that has niggled at me for a couple of years. 
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>This refers to Jesus:
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>"Risen with healing in his wings, light and life to all he brings."
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>Light and life - not an issue. Healing - not an issue.
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>"... in his WINGS?"
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>I asked this on another list, and someone suggested that William Blake had several images of a winged Jesus, as did Renaissance paintings. 
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>I've emailed our excellent young Romanticist to ask about Blake, about whom I am woefully ignorant.
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>I'm asking folks on this list - many of whom have knowledge both broad and deep of Renaissance art - about winged Jesus images. I can't conjur any up, but my knowledge is pretty casual.
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>And a Happy New Year to all of my esteemed friends on this list!
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>C
Cynthia A. Gilliatt
English Department, JMU
JMU Safe Zones participant
"You have made God in your own image when God hates the same people you hate." Fr. John Weston


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