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The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art, part IV – The conflated ‘Man of Sorrows’

This is the fourth part in a series of seven posts entitled ‘The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art’, which attempts to identify and justify some changes in crucifixion depictions throughout history.  Read the first, second, and third parts to catch up. Introduction Theological and ecclesiastical developments in the Western Church Social and cultural developments … Continue reading

The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art, part III – Social & cultural developments in the Western Church

This is the third part in a series of seven posts entitled ‘The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art’, which attempts to identify and justify some changes in crucifixion depictions throughout history.  Read the first and second parts to catch up. Introduction Theological and ecclesiastical developments in the Western Church Social and cultural developments in … Continue reading

The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art, part II – Theological & ecclesiastical developments in the Western Church

This is the second part in a series of seven posts entitled ‘The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art’, which attempts to identify and justify some changes in crucifixion depictions throughout history.  Read the first part to catch up. Introduction Theological and ecclesiastical developments in the Western Church Social and cultural developments in the Western … Continue reading

The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art, part I – Introduction

The original title for this essay was ‘The Development and Justification of Violent and Extreme Depictions of Suffering in European Crucifixion Scenes of the Late Middle Ages’, but we’ll call it ‘The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art’ for the sake of brevity. In order to be more palatable as blog posts, this essay is … Continue reading

Resurrection Sunday

οὐκ ἔστιν ὧδε, ἠγέρθη γὰρ καθὼς εἶπεν… (He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said…)

Pausing on Good Friday

Good Friday marks the day that Christians remember the crucifixion of Jesus.  It is a sombre day of fasting, reflection and repentance.  Throughout this week (Holy Week) I have been reflecting on the Passion of Christ with a Palm Sunday sermon entitled ‘Where’s the “triumph” in the triumphant entry?, a short Holy Wednesday homily entitled … Continue reading

Some Maundy Thursday reflections on discipleship

Gospel reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for Maundy Thursday, 2011, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 1Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father.  Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.  2The devil … Continue reading

Upcoming gigs

As a high school and undergraduate student I estimate that I would attend at least two concerts a month.  I once thought that I would keep up that pace for most of my adult life.  On top of that, I would typically show up early to catch the musicians before their sets and start conversations … Continue reading

LITC: A review of Josh T. Pearson live in Glasgow

Over at Lost in the Cloud, Greg and I have posted a short review of a Josh T. Pearson (or is that Ben White?) gig we attended in Glasgow last month.  It was definitely a memorable experience – one of the best live performances we’d ever seen.  Over on the post at LITC, Greg also … Continue reading

Happy Boofday, Karolina

This past week Karolina came up to visit Arleta and St Andrews from Exeter and during her visit she celebrated a birthday!  Given her recent fascination with this really sad Pomeranian dog called Boo, I decided it was only fitting to design her this birthday card: And here’s a slightly disturbing video of Boo in … Continue reading

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