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Circles of Thorns

Hieronymus Bosch and Being Human – Mowbray Lent Book 2009

by Justin Lewis-Anthony

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Price: £14.99
Publisher:Mowbray imprint of Continuum
Published:November 2008
ISBN:978-1-906-28621-7
Review:
The author uses the painting “Christ Mocked (The Crowning With Thorns)” by Flemish painter Hieronymous Bosch (1450-1516) as a meditation on being human covering aspects of human life – frailties, needs, desires, sins and disappointments, in conjunction with the political, scientific, psychological and devotional world of early modern Europe, forming the five sections for consideration.
Politics – power used in the death of Christ
Elements – cosmic significance of the Passion
Temperaments – complexity of human character
Devotions – renewal of faith and spirituality
Quiddity – our beginning, ending, fulfilment, transformation
A deeply thoughtful and inspiring book combining medieval thought with 21st century life.

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Reviewer: Carole Burrows   (10/01/09)
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