Christopher Colven

Review
Books

Agents of faith: the art of votive offerings

Bard Graduate Center's 25th anniversary exhibition considers devotional offerings across religions

Review

Life is changed, not ended: how the Medieval English dealt with death

Not everyone could afford their own mortuary churches or chapels

News
Review

Monks’ marriage of poverty and riches

How Italian Renaissance mendicant orders struggled to reconcile their ideals and their wealth. By Christopher Colven

News
Politics

Don’t be scared of what will be: the Medieval way of art and death

The union of devotional imagery and religious observance was a comfort