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

Sara van den Berg vandens at slu.edu
Tue Jan 1 14:18:45 EST 2008


Maybe words, not images, work here.  Perhaps the source would be 
something like Herbert's "Easter Wings," which includes the line "For, 
if I imp my wing on thine."  Just a thought.

Happy New Year to everyone,

Sara van den Berg

gilliaca at jmu.edu wrote:
> 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 ----
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>> 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!
>>
>> 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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