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Title:Elijah and the prophets of Baal
Notes:The relief sculpture in the Catholic monastery on Mount Carmel uses traditional techniques to convey the drama of the story of the prophet Elijah's triumph over the prophets of Baal. Christian, Jewish, Bahai and Islamic traditions associate Mount Carmel with Elijah's wilderness abode. "Yahweh's altar is presided over by the solitary prophet, Elijah. It is a quiet affair, a worship that is centered on the God of the covenant. Elijah prepares the altar and prays briefly and simply. In Yahwism something is SAID -- words that call men and women to serve, love, obey, sing, adore, act responsibly, decide. Authentic worship means being present to the living God who penetrates the whole of human life. The proclamation of God's word and our response to God's Spirit touches everything that is involved in being human: mind and body, thinking and feeling, work and family, friends and government, buildings and flowers. Sensory participation is not excluded -- how could it be if the whole person is to be present to God?" (Peterson, 110)
Date:20th century
Object/Function:Relief sculpture
City/Town:Mount Carmel
Country:Israel

Scripture:Kings I, 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39
Lectionary links:CProp04

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Attribution:Elijah and the prophets of Baal, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54216 [retrieved November 23, 2020]. Original source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pldrtbrennan/2909844437/.
Record Number:54216 Last Updated: 2020-09-30 11:06:06 Record Created: 2009-02-10 13:00:14
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Jesus Way: A Conversation on the Ways That Jesus Is the Way
Author:Peterson, Eugene H.
Publisher:Eerdmans
Date:2007