Friday, May 1, 2009

My Body for You: Meditations on Sacrifice as a Theme in Contemporary Art

“The martyrs’ lives, ‘laid down for their friends,’ let loose that fullness of beauty which is fused with its twins, goodness and truth. By its very weakness and failure to topple the rule of power, the example of these lives laid down cuts to the root of the poison tree of mob violence and injustice. The cross refashions the sword into a plowshare and unveils the arrogance of power.”
Read more of Bruce Herman’s recent article in The Other Journal at Mars Hill . . .
Image: Elegy for Bonhoeffer (2001).

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