Representations of the seven sacraments in medieval art examined in the context of theological, didactic and liturgical sources.
Handsomely produced and lavishly illustrated... the best and most comprehensive account to date of the theology and practice of the sacraments, and their representation in all media, in the later middle ages... This stimulating, learned and lucid book has placed every student of medieval religion and art in her debt. TLS An important contribution to our understanding of the popular practice of religion in late medieval England... in helping us to see and understand what was obscure and neglected, it is a model of serious scholarship. MEDIUM AEVUM [C. David Benson]Makes a major contribution to our understanding of late medieval religion in England. ...The book raises various important questions, in particular...whether the [representations of the sacraments] should be seen as expressions of popular religion or rather as teaching imposed by churchmen on a hesitant or reluctant laiety. JNL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORYA book of rare quality in the freshness and many facets of its subject, in its learning, and in its exemplary presentation. CHURCH HISTORY