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Circles of Thorns
Hieronymus Bosch and Being Human Mowbray Lent Book 2009
by Justin Lewis-Anthony
Publisher:Mowbray imprint of Continuum
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.
Reviewer: Carole Burrows (10/01/09)