Tag: White Jesus

How Sacred Is Sacred Art?
Culture and Arts, Uncategorized

How Sacred Is Sacred Art?

Ελληνικά As an artist, and an Anglican Catholic, I read with particular attention Addison Hart’s letter on the comments of Shaun King asking for the destruction of white Jesus.    One must ask then, should sacred art be sacred? Protected from the accidents of history? Or all art? And who decides what is sacred? Or for that…

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Deifying Bodies of Color
Culture and Arts, Theology

Deifying Bodies of Color Coloniality, Iconography, and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Ελληνικά Amid a nationwide BLM movement calling for the removal of statues and monuments that enshrine, even glorify, the genocidal, colonizing, enslaving, and imperialistic past of the United States, well-known BLM activist Shaun King tweeted that “The statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down” and in his next tweet…

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The Many Faces and the Many Colors of Christ
Culture and Arts, Theology

The Many Faces and the Many Colors of Christ In Response to "White Jesus and Shaun King"

I know and am friends with Addison Hodges Hart, author of “‘White Jesus’ and Shaun King,” published at Public Orthodoxy on June 26, 2020. And I should also note that I am in full agreement with Fr. Hart’s main thesis there: Notwithstanding the fact that the historical Yeshua of Nazareth, as a first century, Palestinian Jew—and therefore, of…

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