Did Christ convert?

The Magdalen Reading before 1438, Rogier van der Weyden

An earlier blog ( July 1, Conversion Problems of Definition) mentioned the wide variety of definitions of conversion that were employed by the participants in the Conversion ‘Narratives in the Early Modern World’ conference. As Abi notes, the list of suggestions give an indication of the sheer complexity of religious experience during this period. Continue reading


A Leyden Take on Conversion

Last Spring, the museum De Lakenhal in Leiden hosted the exhibition Lucas van Leyden and the Renaissance, featuring prints, drawings and paintings by the Dutch engraver Van Leyden (1494-1533) and his colleagues, including Albrecht Dürer and Marcantonio Raimondi. In addition to showing the work of the leading Renaissance artist of the Northern Netherlands, the purpose of the display was to present it in the context of the art of his contemporaries. Continue reading