In the 1860s, an era fascinated with spiritualism—spirits, the supernatural, messages from the Great Beyond—a small-time engraver named William Mumler realized he could apply the latest technology of his day, photography, to create “spirit photographs.” Almost a visual séance, Mumler’s… More»
Eye-to-eye with Saint John, from this 16th century Ethiopian gospel book.
Ethiopia was one of the earliest centers of Christianity, and illuminated manuscripts were an integral part of religious service.
This manuscript is written in Ge’ez, the language of early Christian Ethiopia. You can hear this manuscript read aloud here, or…
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