Visual Theology Zines
edited and designed by Sheona Beaumont and Madeleine Emerald Thiele

Blind Sight Press, 2018-
21cm x 29.7cm; average 26pp; full colour images on every page
printed on 170gsm silk paper (300gsm cover)
ISSN: 2631-9004

Visual Theology produces zines for its events and associated partners, whether academic conferences, exhibitions, or church retreats. Each issue is packed with full-colour spreads of art works, insightful commentary, event programme details, and invited artist/writer contributions.

Back Issues:

ISSUE 3 (2021): Hope for the World in the Old Testament

Published on the occasion of the Tyndale Fellowship Old Testament Study Group Conference held at Oak Hill College, London, UK.

  • Editorials ‘Photography’s Old Testament Humanity’, and ‘Painting a Biblical War on the Body’, highlighting work by David Mach, Adi Nes, Francis Gruber and Arthur Boyd.
  • Artist spotlight on John Harvey.
  • Scholar spotlight on Gordon McConville.
  • Art works throughout, with Old Testament references, including by Jan Brueghel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, David Roberts, Edward Burne-Jones, Julia Margaret Cameron, Colin McCahon, John Dugdale, and Donald Jackson.

ISSUE 2 (2019): Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites: Sacre Conversazioni

Published on the occasion of Visual Theology’s second conference held at Marlborough College, UK.

  • Editorials on John Ruskin’s daguerreotype ‘Noah’s Vine’ and the painting series of John Roddam Spencer Stanhope at St Michael and All Angels Chapel, Marlborough College.
  • Artist spotlights on Mark Dean and Timothy Betjeman. 
  • The adapted liturgy for a commissioned Service of Rededication of the Chapel.

ISSUE 1 (2018):Transformative Looking Between the Visual Arts and Christian Doctrine

  • Editorial on John Everett Millais’ ‘The Blind Girl’.
  • Artist spotlights on Maciej Urbanek, Sheona Beaumont, and Sara Mark.
  • An introduction to the Chapel of the Ascension, built in 1962 on the Bishop Otter Campus of the University of Chichester, featuring the Creation tapestry (1963) by Jean Lurçat.

Published on the occasion of the inaugural Visual Theology conference held at The Bishop’s Palace and the University of Chichester, Chichester, UK; in association with the Diocese of Chichester.