The 2017 painting Quebec by Adam Miller represents over four hundred years of Quebec history. Featuring recognizable Quebec and Canadian politi- cians, ordinary characters, and allegorical figures, this unusual work visualizes many of the debates surrounding the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confed- eration as well as the 375th anniversary of Montreal’s founding. Bringing together a collection of commentaries on the painting and its artist, this volume contemplates the Quebec and Canadian experience and the bonds that link art and history. Included within are a reproduction of the painting, assorted detail shots, a key to the figures represented, and prepara- tory drawings used for the final work. Furthermore, essays by art historians François-Marc Gagnon, Donald Kuspit, and Alexandre Turgeon reflect on the painting and its style, as well as on its representation of history in relation to questions of politics, art, and collective memory. The book also contains an interview with Adam Miller conducted by Clarence Epstein, which reveals the sources of inspiration for the piece and the artist’s creative process. A preface by the patron who commissioned the painting, Salvatore Guerrera, rounds out the contributions. Adam Miller is a painter known for his polished neo-classical figurative style that dramatizes historical subject matter and themes of social justice. He lives in New York. Luigi Giussani, a high school religion teacher throughout the 1950s and 1960s, grounded his teachings in the vast body of experience to be found in Christianity’s two-thousand-year history. He told his students, “I’m not here to make you adopt the ideas I will give you as your own, but to teach you a method for judging the things I will say.” Throughout his life, education was one of Giussani’s primary intellectual interests. He believed that effective education required an adequate back- ground in the Christian tradition, presented within a lived experience that underscored the capacity of the faith to answer universal questions. What he proposed was a process that allowed one to sift through tradition, critically examining it and comparing it against the ultimate criteria for judgment: the desires of the heart. In Giussani’s view, the primary concern was to “educate the human heart as God made it.” In The Risk of Education he states that fear leads students to associate this process of criticism with negativity or doubt. Yet, without an education in criticism, students cannot develop conviction. At a time when young people are abandoning the church and questioning the value of faith, Giussani’s method of judging and verifying Christianity as an experience seems a necessary intervention. In The Risk of Education he ar- gues that, ultimately, education and the Christian message reveal themselves through human freedom. Monsignor Luigi Giussani (1922–2005) was the founder of the Catholic lay movement Communion and Liberation in Italy. His works are available in over twenty languages and include the trilogy The Religious Sense, At the Origin of the Christian Claim, and Why the Church?, as well as the three volumes of Is It Possible to Live This Way? 4 6 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 9 A R T • C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y R E L I G I O U S S T U D I E S • E D U C AT I O N S P E C I F I C AT I O N S IdN.t3u0C E92 MCtrt983 co.mor920 Hd02202o April 2019 -5,7a755pl7l5s575 4p-i-lv bAU1 4p-i-l£ Dc1 kpsiaa 6o602 nisl B -isl SSs66 Ed.. $9.9d2 0g99T omot.oN.0 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S February 2019 -5,7a755pl7l5S,7l 4S5i-lv bAU1 4Sli-lv Dc1 kSSi-- 6o602 -5,7a755pl7l5h-7- 4nliaac bAU1 4nliaac Dc1 klsiaa $.9ru l B , Sna66 0g99T omot.oN.0 Québec Un tableau d’Adam Miller clarence epstein, françois-marc gagnon, donald kuspit, et alexandre turgeon A collection of writings on a painting representing more than four centuries of Quebec history. The Risk of Education Discovering Our Ultimate Destiny luigi giussani Foreword by Stanley Hauerwas How an effective education gives young people the fundamental support of tradition and historical perspective, nurturing their ability to understand and discern.