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The glorious images in this color-filled volume encompass some of the world's most beautiful paintings, sculpture, tapestries, stained glass, and precious objects from the early Christian era to the present. In combination with the graceful text they tell the story of Christ's life from the nativity through his milestones and miracles to the crucifixion, resurrection, and Last Judgement. The concise chapter introductions explain the symbolism of the images and offer an overview of how the portrayal of Christ has evolved over the past two millennia. Quotations from the Bible open each chapter and are interwoven throughout, offering an illuminating counterpoint to the art.