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Title:St. Savin - Calling of Abraham
Notes:Fresco on the upper south register of the nave depicting God speaking to Abraham to call him out of his native country with a promise of land and posterity.

"For Abraham's own country and kindred had most of them fallen off; and without some extraordinary interposition of Providence, in all likelihood, in a generation or two more, the true religion in this line would have been extinct. And therefor God called Abraham, the person in whose family he intended to uphold the true religion, out of his own country, and from his kindred, to a far distant country, that his posterity might there remain a people separate from all the rest of the world; that so the true religion might be upheld there..." (Edwards, 543)

Donated by James T. Womack and Anne Richardson, Nashville, TN.

Date:1040-1090
Building:Abbaye de Saint-Savin
Object/Function:Fresco
City/Town:Vienne
Country:France

Scripture:Genesis 12:1-3
Person as Subject:God
Abraham (Biblical patriarch)
Lectionary links:AProp05
ALent02
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:71C1131

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Attribution:St. Savin - Calling of Abraham, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=33460 [retrieved November 29, 2020].
Record Number:33460 Last Updated: 2020-10-31 11:21:15 Record Created: 2003-10-31 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Works of Jonathan Edwards
Author:Edwards, Jonathan, and Sereno Edwards Dwight, Edward Hickman
Publisher:General Books LLC
Date:2010