Images of Salvation

The Story of the Bible through Medieval Art

Images of Salvation explores the principle stories of the Bible through their depictions in medieval art. The resource contains 180 examples of stained glass, manuscript illumination and sculpture that capture the events, places and people of both Old and New Testaments.

Leading organisations from around the UK provided their art for inclusion on Images of Salvation, including:

  • The Bodleian Library, Oxford
  • The British Library
  • The British Museum
  • Canterbury Cathedral
  • Glasgow University Library
  • Lambeth Palace Library
  • Westminster Abbey
  • York Minster

The resource is organised into over 40 key bibilical themes from Genesis to Revelation, including Creation, Noah and the Flood, Moses, the Nativity and Jesus' resurrection. Within each theme, accessible commentaries that highlight important visual elements are available for each piece of art, together with additional material explaining the doctrinal and art historical context.

All commentaries are supported by linked keys texts and Bible passages, plus an interactive glossary, that ensure the resource is engaging to all readers whatever their age or knowledge background.

This resource is suitable for anyone wishing to learn more about medieval art or Bible stories, from school and university students to those with a general interest. It has also be used extensively as a teaching aid in both schools and universities.