[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!

---- 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
>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. 
>This refers to Jesus:
>"Risen with healing in his wings, light and life to all he brings."
>Light and life - not an issue. Healing - not an issue.
>"... in his WINGS?"
>I asked this on another list, and someone suggested that William Blake had several images of a winged Jesus, as did Renaissance paintings. 
>I've emailed our excellent young Romanticist to ask about Blake, about whom I am woefully ignorant.
>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.
>And a Happy New Year to all of my esteemed friends on this list!
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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