This is the story of Jesus appointing the twelve as told in the Gospel of Mark: Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive … Continue reading Jesus appoints the twelve
John the Baptist - Jesus Mafa This painting illustrates the beginning of the Jesus story, where John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, warning the people of Judea and Jerusalem that God was coming soon. John was said to wear clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, in the way of the … Continue reading John the Baptist, African Style
Samaritan woman at the well by Zambian muralist and Christian painter Emmanuel Nsama
An African Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem riding on a donkey to the enthusiasm of the crowds by Zambian muralist and Christian painter Emmanuel Nsama
How do you like this image? I know nothing about this image other than its supposed origins in Zaire. I also know next to nothing about the history of Christianity in Zaire. Are there any Africans out there that can enlighten me? It is a very colourful and thought provoking image so anything you can … Continue reading Christian Art, Zaire Style
This religiously inspired image, featuring a black Mary and baby Jesus, originally featured as an advertisement. Does an image of a black Jesus disturb you? If it does, why? Does it disturb you that its unhistorical? If so, does an image of a white Jesus disturb you just as much?
Anonymous painter. Triptych with Virgin and Child Flanked by archangels, scenes from the life of Christ, apostles and Saint George and Saint Mercurius. Ethiopia (Gojjam?), late 17th century. Tempera on panel. 14 78 x 4 5/16 inches left; 15 1/8 x 9 inches center; 15 1/16 x 4 7/16 inches right. 36.7 museum purchased, the … Continue reading Ethopian Orthodox Christian Art – Virgin and Child