This extraordinarily beautiful and unique book brings together the paintings from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel with their foundation in Holy scripture. Knowledge of scripture helps one to understand Michelangelo's paintings and his paintings illuminate scripture. They belong together. And yet this is the first time that all the paintings have been brought together with scripture in one book.
This book provides the scholar and pilgrim the opportunity to contemplate Michelangelo's work in a new way. It provides a history of the Sistine Chapel and details the impact of Michelangelo s work on western civilization. It also provides the reader with opportunity for self-reflection. It is not a history book, an art book, or a book of spiritual exercises. It is truly an interdisciplinary work.
This book is a celebration of the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo's inspired and inspirational ceiling. It commemorates this great anniversary and can be used by both scholars and pilgrims as they make their journey through the Sistine chapel.