On the edge of medieval maps, monsters roam. In the west, pilgrims take well-traveled roads to Rome and Compostela. In the east, Old Testament history unfolds. And at the center, in the city of Jerusalem, Jesus saves the world.
In A World Transformed, Lisa Deam takes us on an incredible journey through medieval maps. Despite their curious appearance, these maps, as Deam shows, are surprisingly modern. In their monstrous, marvelous sights lie treasure troves of wisdom to guide twenty-first-century Christians on their walk with God. Each chapter in this geographical journey links medieval maps to biblical concepts and spiritual practices that transform our faith and our world.
|Publisher:||Wipf & Stock Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Lisa Deam has a PhD in art history from the University of Chicago. She writes and speaks on medieval art, maps, and spirituality.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations ix
1 Introduction: A Spiritual GPS 1
2 Finding Christ at the Center 12
3 Finding Christ in History 28
4 Finding Christ at the Edge 44
5 Journeying to Jerusalem 58
6 Journeying through Life 72
7 Journeying through the Day 85
8 Being Reborn 97
9 Being Centered 109
Conclusion: Toward a Practice of Centering on Christ 123
For Further Exploration 131
Illustration Credits 134