Not long after Martin Luther’s defiance of the Church, dialogue between Protestants and Catholics broke down and religious wars erupted across Europe. Desperate to restore the unity of Faith, Catholic theologians turned to the arts to help reaffirm Catholic doctrines. Convinced that to win over the unlettered, the best place to fight heresy was not in the streets but in stone and on canvas, they enlisted the best artists to create a glorious wave of beautiful works of sacred art–Catholic works of sacred art–to draw people together. You’ll meet fascinating artists and revel in their full-color paintings. And you’ll profit from the lucid explanations of their lovely creations: works that over the centuries have touched the hearts and deepened the faith of millions. Paper
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