PAPER 4 THEO 2205 - Dr. Kirk Rappaport THE 2205 Essay #4...

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Dr. Kirk Rappaport THE 2205 Essay #4 Several illustrations of Jesus exist today that put an image into our mind that takes away from the reality of Jesus in his existence. His greatness should be left for all to imagine in our minds, not in images. I picked the following image for several reasons. The first thing I liked about this image is that Jesus is portrayed with his face turned away, therefore, leaving it open to the viewer to imagine what the face of Jesus could possibly look like. This image hardly detracts from religious devotion since the illustrator left it open to the viewer to imagine the true essence of Jesus. Secondly, his head is tilted downward as the light from the heavens shines down on him. This relates very much to the Gospel of John in that in this image, it seems to me as if Jesus is accepting his duties given to him by God (portrayed as the light), and yet the divinity of Jesus is still portrayed because he his standing among the clouds with a faint image of a dove above his head. In the Gospel of John, Jesus is portrayed as one who is
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course THEO 2205 taught by Professor Rappaport during the Spring '08 term at St. Johns Duplicate.

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PAPER 4 THEO 2205 - Dr. Kirk Rappaport THE 2205 Essay #4...

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