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The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art, part VII – Conclusion

This is the last 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, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth parts to catch up. Introduction Theological and ecclesiastical developments in the Western Church Social … Continue reading

The Evolution of the Crucifixion in Art, part VI – Grünewald’s masterpiece

This is the fifth 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, third, fourth and fifth parts to catch up. Introduction Theological and ecclesiastical developments in the Western Church Social and … 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

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

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