A World Transformed: Exploring the Spirituality of Medieval Maps

A World Transformed: Exploring the Spirituality of Medieval Maps

by Lisa Deam

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A World Transformed: Exploring the Spirituality of Medieval Maps by Lisa Deam

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625642837
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 03/30/2015
Pages: 160
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

Acknowledgments xi

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

Bibliography 139

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