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Analyzing ‘Doubting’ Thomas

(1:33 – Br. Leven Harton discusses Caravaggio’s painting of his patron St. Thomas.

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Comparing Carravaggio to other Artists who depicted Saint Thomas in today’s Gospel

(10:37 – Theology through the Lens of Caravaggio

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Caravaggio, “The incredulity of Saint Thomas”

(6:40) – This week we look at one of Caravaggio’s most famous paintings. ‘The incredulity of saint Thomas’ recalls the moment when Christ appeared to His disciples with Thomas specially in His mind. The apostle had doubted Christ’s resurrection, claiming that he needed to see the holes made by the nails. In this painting, Caravaggio shows exactly what happens, as Christ invites Thomas to place his finger in the wound made by the lance of the Cross. All three apostles watch the events unfold in utter inanimate astonishment.

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Doubting Thomas by Carravaggio

(10:37 – “Doubting Thomas” by Caravaggio: As part of his series on Word & Image, Sacred Art of the Christian Tradition, Fr. Gavin Dunbar of St. John’s Church in Savannah, Georgia discusses the religious context of The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1603), which is on displayed at Sanssouci Picture Gallery, Potsdam, Germany.


Fr. Austin Fleming posted these variations on Caravaggio’s The Incredulity of Thomas, on his blog A Concord Pastor. 

The Incredulity of Thomas by Caravaggio
Incredulidad de Santo Tomas by Reubens
Doubting Thomas by John Gregory Granville
Image source for Doubting Thomas
Doubting Thomas by Generic Art Solutions
Doubting Thomas by Jonathan Hilson
Resurrection by Peter Sheesley -with the artist’s permission.


The Doubt of St. Thomas by He Qi


Doubting Thomas by Ben Steele

For some insightful commentary Ben Steele’s work above, check out Anneke Majors’ post at A Motley Vision.  Steele’s subject and title form a visual pun playing on the work of Thomas Kinkade.







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