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Art & Faith

///artwork – Passion of Christ

///artwork – Passion of Christ

LECTIONARY ARTMOVIES & FILM

ART IN THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION

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Christ Displaying His Wounds. Galli, Giovanni Antonio, 1585-1652

Christ Displaying His Wounds
Galli, Giovanni Antonio, 1585-1652

 

Doubting Thomas.

Doubting Thomas

 

Doubting Thomas. Joó, Zoltán

Doubting Thomas
Joó, Zoltán

 

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas. Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas
Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610

 

The Incredulity of Thomas. Duccio, di Buoninsegna, -1319?

The Incredulity of Thomas
Duccio, di Buoninsegna, -1319?

 

Doubting Thomas. Miller, Mary Jane

Doubting Thomas
Miller, Mary Jane

 

Jesus Appears to Thomas. Rossakiewicz, Jacek Andrzej

Jesus Appears to Thomas
Rossakiewicz, Jacek Andrzej

 

Reunion - Thomas and Christ. Barlach, Ernst, 1870-1938

Reunion – Thomas and Christ
Barlach, Ernst, 1870-1938

 

Thomas the Doubter. Gebhardt, Thomas von

Thomas the Doubter
Gebhardt, Thomas von

 

Thomas Touches Jesus' Side. Anonymous

Thomas Touches Jesus’ Side
Anonymous

 

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Doubting Thomas

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

 A section of the choir screen in Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris. 


CARAVAGGIO

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, 1602

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1KANSAS MONKS (1:33) –Br. Leven Harton discusses Caravaggio’s painting, The Incredulity of Saint Thomas.. (SHOWN ABOVE)

2ADVENTIST MEDIA (28:30) – The painting “The Incredulity of Thomas” by Caravaggio depicts the most notorious example of doubt in history. So why did Thomas have such doubts, and how did he resolve them?

3ST JOHN’S CHURCH SAVANNAH, GA (10:38) –” 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.

Sand Art

REFLECTION

Thomas meets Jesus after the resurrection

SANDY TALES – (4:04) – The apostle Thomas is often seen as a doubter. He was not there when his friends, the other disciples, told him that they had seen Jesus, while Jesus died and buried a few days earlier. It is understandable that Thomas does not simply believe the first story. He wants to see it for himself and feel it. The risen Lord meets Thomas in this, and He comes again. And no one came closer to the risen Lord than Thomas, who was invited by Jesus to even put his fingers in the wounds.

Songs & Lyrics

BLAINE GARNER – 2020

He Did (Doubting Thomas’ Song)

BLAINE GARNER – (4:04) – Music and Lyrics by Blaine Garner http://www.blainegarnermusic.com Song from Worthy To Suffer


JESS STRANtZ


Jess Strantz is the lead vocalist fo rthe folk sould duo Von Strantz.

Oh Tom

Written from Thomas’s perspective, it takes us for a ride on his roller coaster of emotions following the death of Jesus—insecurity, hurt, fear—before pulling at last into the station of confident faith. Read more, including lyrics, at Art & Theology blog.

Poetry & Prose

It’s Not God
if You Think
You Understand

by Scott L. Barton

Perhaps you think there’s something wrong with doubt,
And wonder if you might be less devout
Than others who on faith sound much more pure,
Reflecting by their words a love more sure.
But doubt in faith’s no enemy of mine,
And Thomas has no less of love divine
Than anyone who thinks, and yet risks, still
Believing that God’s love our lives fulfill.

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A Hand

by Jane Hirshfield
by Pastor Scott L. Barton, 2013
A hand is not four fingers and a thumb.
Nor is it palm and knuckles,
not ligaments or the fat’s yellow pillow,
not tendons, star of the wristbone, meander of veins.
A hand is not the thick thatch of its lines
with their infinite dramas,
nor what it has written,
not on the page,
not on the ecstatic body.
Nor is the hand its meadows of holding, of shaping—
not sponge of rising yeast-bread,
not rotor pin’s smoothness,
not ink.

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DISCLAIMER: Although great lengths are made to NOT present artwork and films in poor taste, there is considerable variance on what may be deemed appropriate. Some prefer literal interpretations of bible scenes, others more abstract. While viewing the selections in this section, you may resonate more with some than others. Use your own judgement in showing/discussing content with others. Since art/film may trigger personal experiences,  it may be helpful to also be familiar with the variety of discussion questions related to each week’s readings. 

FEATURED FILMS

1950’s

The Robe (1953)
(Henry Koster)
The Ten Command-
ments
(1956)
(Cecil B. DeMille)

 

1960’s

King of Kings (1961)
(Nicholas Ray)
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
(George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco)

 

1970’s

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
(Norman Jewison)
Godspell: A Musical Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew (1973)
(David Greene)
Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
(Franco Zeffirelli)

 

1980’s

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
(Martin Scorsese)

 

1990’s

The Visual Bible: Matthew (1993)
(Regardt van den Bergh)
 Jesus (1999)
(Roger Young)

 

2000’s

The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)
(Philip Saville)
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
(Mel Gibson)
The Nativity Story (2006)
(Catherine Hardwicke)
The Messiah (2007)
(Nader Talebzadeh)
The Passion (2008)

 

2010’s

The Bible (2013)
Risen (2016)
(Kevin Reynolds)
Ben Hur (2016)
Mary Magdalene (2018)
(Garth Davis)
Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
(Andrew Hyatt)

 

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The Robe (1953)


Calm and relaxing scene from a 1953 historical epic film ”The Robe”, in which a paralytic woman Miriam (played by Betta St. John) sings a song about the resurrection of Jesus. The title of the song is ”The Resurrection” and it is originally sung by Carole Richards.

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The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)


The Greatest Story Ever Told – Jesus Is Resurrected: When Jesus (Max von Sydow) is resurrected from his tomb, he reminds his people that he is always with them and to love one another.

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Jesus of Nazareth (1977)


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The Life of Jesus (2011)


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A.D. – The Bible Continues (2015)


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Risen (2016)


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Life of Jesus Christ Bible Videos


VIEW YOUTUBE PLAYLIST OF  ALL 92 VIDEOS FROM THE LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST BIBLE SERIES

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, colloquially known as the Mormons present most of the events in the lives of Jesus Christ, His Apostles and His family as recorded in the King James Version of the bible. These high quality and professionally produced videos are a free gift from the Church to the world and may be freely used to share the message of the Gospel of Christ to anyone that will hear it.

Featured Animation

Superbook


Contemporary Adaptations

Godspell (1973)


 

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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)


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Bible Themes in Movies

Silence (2016)

MOVIECLIPS (2016) – Crucifixion by the Sea scene; Catholics in Japan are martyred for their faith.
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DISCLAIMER: Although great lengths are made to NOT present artwork and films in poor taste, there is considerable variance on what may be deemed appropriate. Some prefer literal interpretations of bible scenes, others more abstract. While viewing the selections in this section, you may resonate more with some than others. Use your own judgement in showing/discussing content with others. A depiction of a bible event or scene might be liked by one participant, but disliked by another. In both cases, the art/film is likely to trigger personal experiences. Therefore,  it may be helpful to also be familiar with the variety of discussion questions related to each week’s readings.