In art history, angels are friendly and gloriously winged beings, helpfully dedicated to humans. Presented side by side with Mary or at the empty grave of Jesus, they shaped our idea of a heavenly messenger. The Bible itself characterized various mediators between God and humans in its different periods – battlesome, mysterious or friendly “fellows.”
By looking at selected exhibits, the two speakers of this tour will give an impression of the diversity of images of angels in the Old Testament and the New Testament.
Lecturers: Dipl.-Theol. Dipl-Bibl. Barbara Leicht (Catholic Biblical Association, Stuttgart), Judith Welsch-Körntgen (Art educator/theologian, Stuttgart)