Generously illustrated in full colour, this book explores the varied responses by several Aboriginal artists, and groups of Aboriginal artists, across Australia to the Christian message, its relevance to their traditional culture and their firmly held beliefs. The result is a revealing insight into the depth of understanding of the Gospels by the artists and the important relevance this understanding has to Australian spirituality today.
“The images illustrated (and discussed) in this book are unfamiliar and challenging to the western, Christian eye. They don’t obey the standard liturgical or artistic rules of content and form. They certainly do not spring from any pre-conceived notion of how a ‘religious’ painting should look. However they do take us on a deeper theological and spiritual journey than any of the sentimental images that currently inhabit most of our churches”.
(From the Preface by Terence O’Donnell)
Other books by Father Eugene Stockton: The Deep Within – Towards an Archetypal Theology