Pentecost.
 JESUS MAFA

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Title:Pentecost
Notes:JESUS MAFA is a response to the New Testament readings from the Lectionary by a Christian community in Cameroon, Africa. Each of the readings were selected and adapted to dramatic interpretation by the community members. Photographs of their interpretations were made, and these were then transcribed to paintings. See: www.jesusmafa.com and www.SocialTheology.com.

The exuberant expression of joy in this depiction represents the Acts story, including Mary and the women mentioned in Acts, Chapter 1. Pentecost was originally an ancient Hebrew time of thanksgiving celebration for the first grain harvest, as recorded in Leviticus. The new significance given to this day by the gospel writers and early Christians extends that joyful expression to the new "filling up" by the Holy Spirit.
Date:1973
Artist:JESUS MAFA
Country:Cameroon

Scripture:Acts 2:1-4
Lectionary links:APDay
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General Subject:Pentecost
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- Cameroon

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Attribution:JESUS MAFA. Pentecost, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=48388 [retrieved September 28, 2016].
Record Number:48388 Last Updated: 2011-01-13 17:11:14 Record Created: 2006-12-21 00:00:00
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