Fearless Faith



February 2, 2022

Religious art comes to us in many shapes, sizes, forms and media. Aside from the liturgical holidays of Christmas and Holy Week, one of the most often art-adapted scripture can be found in John 4:5-42. It is the familiar story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well, a sacred writing that brings both the woman and Jesus into unlikely conversation with one another. It is often depicted in ways that place Jesus clearly in charge of the chance meeting. Various works underscore the power differential that is present by the placement of Jesus whose figure is nearly always positioned hig...

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