American Historical Review

"In weaving together various visualizations, the author documents the varieties and longevity of the sacred in the Christian imagination, and reminds us that what we see is determined to a large degree by what we want to see. Seeing unseen things, encountering heavenly visitors, and witnessing images responding to human requests have all been normative for most of European history, and Christian’s rich book does us all a favor by repeatedly insisting on the naturalness of these divine yet material presences"
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William A. Christian Jr.
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