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

Carol Barton cbartonphd1 at verizon.net
Tue Jan 1 15:03:45 EST 2008


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From: <gilliaca at jmu.edu>
To: <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 1:49 PM
Subject: [Milton-L] Fwd: somewhat off topic art question


> 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
>>
>>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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