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Seeing Jesus

Posted on Sunday January 15th, 2012, by Yasmin | 1 Comment
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I know it’s a bit too big, but it means you can see it better!

The usual envelopes on the cafe church tables delivered a handful of different pictures of Jesus to have a look at and discuss this morning. This one caught my eye. I’ll confess, if there was going to be a Pre-Raphaelite picture among them, that would be the one I headed for. I love the Pre-Raphaelites and this picture by Ford Madox Brown is a favourite. Historically they are probably all a bit to white and western to be authentic, but there is something about it which seems so real and rugged, even with Jesus’ halo.

It was interesting to see the different depictions. Revolutionary Jesus anyone? Looking at all the different pictures and all the different people talking about them round tables, I suspect this is a topic that has plenty of mileage!

 

One Response

  1. Stuart says:

    I’d like to see more representations of Jesus losing it in the temple – overturning the tables of the money changers seems a quite appropriate radical attitude to apply to today’s financially bankrupt culture, too. The representation of this event by Spanish Renaissance painter El Greco is recorded fairly widely, but I think that’s about it. Perhaps it’s something the financially well-off west have not wanted to focus on? Personally, I think it was a great moment. We need our churches to be confident to engage in plenty more radical table-turning!

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