Issue 91 Michelangelo: Art for Faith’s Sake

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Michelangelo: Did You Know?

Interesting facts about Michelangelo and the Renaissance

Laurel Gasque

The Face That's Everywhere

We've all seen it. An entire generation grew up with this image of Jesus in their minds. But who made it, and how did it become so popular?

David Morgan

Painting the Town Holy

Rebirth and reform in Renaissance Italy.

Jennifer Trafton

Larger Than Life

Michelangelo Buonarotti reached the pinnacle of fame as a sculptor, painter, and architect, yet he longed for something more.

Laurel Gasque

Scripture on the Ceiling

Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel make a profound statement about the creation story— and the artist's own creativity.

James Romaine

The Stones Will Cry Out

The theme of Christ's death followed Michelangelo through his whole life.

Jill Carrington

The Art of Grace

Justification by faith, in living color.

Thomas F. Mayer

A Renaissance Gallery

Five artists who captured the imagination of the church

Rachel Smith

Fighting Demons In The Desert

How a book about one man's radical quest for God helped to redefine Christian discipleship and launch the monastic movement.

Chris Armstrong

Portrait of the Artist as a Servant

The masterpieces of Fra Angelico showed painter Bruce Herman the beauty of Christian truth—and his own calling as a Christian artist.

Bruce Herman
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