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A World Transformed: Exploring the Spirituality of Medieval Maps

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On the edge of medieval maps, monsters roam. In the west, pilgrims take well-traveled roads to Rome and Compostela. In the east, Old Testament history unfolds. And at the center, in the city of Jerusalem, Jesus saves the world.

In A World Transformed, Lisa Deam takes us on an incredible journey through medieval maps. Despite their curious appearance, these maps, as Deam sho
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 15th 2015 by Cascade Books
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Phil
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I learned of 'A World Transformed' it sounded fascinating – but when I read it, it was so much more than I'd hoped or expected. Lisa Deam leads us into the world of these Medieval maps, with Jerusalem at their centre, and acts as our guide to what we will find there – enabling us to see it with the eyes of faith. With brilliant and beautiful insights she shows us that these Medieval maps 'picture our history and our salvation' and that 'we have a place in their beautiful, Christ-centred wor ...more
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This review was first published along with a personal essay on maps in my blog: https://fromarockyhillside.com/2021/0...

Lisa Deam has a PhD in art history. Torn between the study of art and religion, she found a way to blend the two with medieval maps. These old maps are not the equivalent of the gas station maps I grew up studying. Such maps were works of art. Most of these maps centered the world by placing Jerusalem, the locale of Christ’s atoning death and resurrection, in the middle. Everyt
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