Skip to comments.An ‘Evolving’ Episcopal Church Invites Back a Controversial Sculpture [Female Christ]
Posted on 10/05/2016 5:45:55 PM PDT by marshmallow
Edwina Sandys had seen this before: the 250-pound bronze statue of a bare-breasted woman on a translucent acrylic cross being installed in the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.
This time around, however, she does not expect to see something else she had seen before: the statue being packed up after a call from a ranking church official telling her it had to go.
That happened the first time Christa, Ms. Sandyss sculpture of a crucified woman, was shown at the cathedral in Manhattan during Holy Week in 1984.
A controversy erupted, complete with hate mail attacking it as blasphemous. Overruling the dean of the cathedral at the time, the suffragan bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York called the statue theologically and historically indefensible and ordered Ms. Sandys to take it away.
This time, it is being installed on the altar in the Chapel of St. Saviour as the centerpiece of The Christa Project: Manifesting Divine Bodies, an exhibition of more than 50 contemporary works that interpret or reinterpret the symbolism associated with the image of Jesus.
Times have changed, Ms. Sandys said on Monday as the statue arrived at the cathedral, swaddled in the kind of dark gray blankets that movers wrap around furniture.
It was startling then, said Ms. Sandys, who is a granddaughter of Winston Churchill and whose name is pronounced sands. Now? Well, we have women bishops now.
The current dean of the cathedral, the Very Rev. James A. Kowalski, saw the return of the statue as an opportunity to reframe the conversation and, frankly, do a better job than the first time.
And this time, the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, Andrew M. L. Dietsche, wrote an article for the cathedrals booklet an approving article.
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Evolving = hell bound.
She is a great granddaughter of Winston Churchill. So she felt entitled to her own claim to fame or infamy as it were.
Norman Rockwell has a similar young relative. A female college student who ‘paints’ ham handed college images of illegal aliens and ‘their struggles’.
“an exhibition of more than 50 contemporary works that interpret or reinterpret the symbolism associated with the image of Jesus”. How terribly sad for them they they seem to have given up on knowing God and can only related to symbols and interpretations.”Having a form of Godliness but denying it’s power” 2Timothy 3:5 - The word says to stay away from or avoid these people! Second Timothy gives great insight into the type of people these lot are but also whom they will lead astray - it’s worth the read!!!
Nothing new. National Lampoon did it years ago with “Jessica Rist”.
But God hasn't. Nor has what He said.
I see that part about no idols didn’t make it with these folks.
“evolving” — in other words tossing out whatever shred of Christian belief remains in that denomination.