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Gethsemane, Part 8: Indigenous Interpretations

This is my last post on Gethsemane, and I’d like to devote it to the presentation of some indigenous interpretations of the event.  In the Christian art of other countries, Gethsemane is treated far less frequently than other events in … Continue reading

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Gethsemane, Part 7: An Abstract Perspective

This painting is part of a Stations of the Cross series by French street artist 3TTman.  He said he’s intrigued by religious symbology, the art of expression by symbols, which is why he chose to tell the story of Christ’s … Continue reading

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Gethsemane, Part 6: Covered by Angels

“Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and . . . an angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.” —Luke 22:39, 43 Luke is the only one of the Gospel writers to mention that in response … Continue reading

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Gethsemane, Part 5: Angry Jesus, Rockin’ It Out in the Garden

We’ve heard what the Gospel writers said about Jesus in Gethsemane. Now it’s time to examine a Hollywood perspective. In 1973, the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar hit the big screen, with actor-singer Ted Neeley playing Jesus. One of the … Continue reading

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Gethsemane, Part 3: Through the Oil Press, or The Final Temptation

The Garden of Gethsemane is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem (yes, it’s still there).  The name literally means “oil press.” I’m going to fly away with a metaphor here, so bear with me, and … Continue reading

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