Tag: White Jesus

How Sacred Is Sacred Art?
Culture and Arts, Uncategorized

How Sacred Is Sacred Art?

by S.P. Bachelder | 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…

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Deifying Bodies of Color<span class='secondary-title'>Coloniality, Iconography, and the Black Lives Matter Movement </span>
Culture and Arts, Theology

Deifying Bodies of ColorColoniality, Iconography, and the Black Lives Matter Movement

by Luis Josué Salés | 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”…

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The Many Faces and the Many Colors of Christ<span class='secondary-title'>In Response to "White Jesus and Shaun King"</span>
Culture and Arts, Theology

">The Many Faces and the Many Colors of ChristIn Response to "White Jesus and Shaun King"

by Alfred D. Turnipseed 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,…

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“White Jesus” and Shaun King
Culture and Arts, Public Life

“White Jesus” and Shaun King

Shaun King, civil rights activist and founder of Real Justice PAC, stirred up controversy this past week by tweeting that images of “white Jesus” should be torn down and trashed. “They are a form of white supremacy,” he opined. “Always have been. In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend…

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