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

Jameela Lares Jameela.Lares at usm.edu
Tue Jan 1 15:27:11 EST 2008

I don't know of any images, but you do understand of course that the reference
is to Malachi 4.2?

"But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with
healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the

Pedantically yours,


Quoting gilliaca at jmu.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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