[Milton-L] Fwd: somewhat off topic art question
Holly Faith Nelson
hnelson at sfu.ca
Tue Jan 1 15:43:05 EST 2008
I have not read all of the e-mails in this regard so this may be restating
the obvious, but the image of the "Sun of righteousness" arising with
"healing in his wings" is a biblical one. It is found in 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
It is a verse that was especially attractive to Henry Vaughan.
Holly Faith Nelson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor / Coordinator of First-Year English
Trinity Western University
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Email: hnelson at sfu.ca; Holly.Nelson at twu.ca
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From: <gilliaca at jmu.edu>
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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!
> ---- 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
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> hate." Fr. John Weston
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