The book gives an account of various movements in art and their relation to the visual and in churches and in liturgy, for example the Franciscan movement, different approaches to the crucifixion, the restoration of creation. It recovers the links between the cross and creation, and relates the baptismal covenant to a commitment to care for creation. 4 page colour plate section.
Christopher Irvine is a Canon of Canterbury Cathedral, and has published, with SPCK, The Art of God, and The Use of Symbols in Worship. He has been a parish priest, as well as a University Chaplain, Tutor and Vice-Principal at St Stephen's House, and Principal of the College of the Resurrection at Mirfield.