Madeleine Emerald Thiele

The Victorian Butterfly muses upon Art, Angels & other stuff in between.

Transforming Christian Thought in the Visual Arts – out soon!

  Visual Theology are delighted to announce that our edited volume Transforming Christian Thought in the Visual Arts: Theology, Aesthetics, and Practice will be shortly published, and should be available to purchase from June! Order here from Routledge.

John Ruskin, the Pre-Raphaelites, and Religious Imagination – out 2022!

We are delighted to announce a forthcoming publication with Palgrave Macmillan, due out 2022. John Ruskin, the Pre-Raphaelites, and Religious Imagination: Sacre Conversazioni  This book stems from Visual Theology 's 2019 conference, which we organised and ran at Marlborough College. 

The Real Meaning of Christmas…

Merry Communist Christmas! x

Merry Christmas!

  May next year be a better one! x


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,... Continue Reading →

Marry, and you will regret it…

Marry, and you will regret it; don’t marry, you will also regret it; marry or don’t marry, you will regret it either way. Laugh at the world’s foolishness, you will regret it; weep over it, you will regret that too;... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Joys

Merry Christmas!

She did not turn by Thomas Hardy

She did not turn, But passed foot-faint with averted head In her gown of green, by the bobbing fern, Though I leaned over the gate that led From where we waited with table spread; But she did not turn: Why... Continue Reading →

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