Ascension and Pentecost.
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Title:Ascension and Pentecost
Notes:Sculpture on copper has a long history in the arts of Vietnam. "A sizable Christian community has grown in Vietnam over the past five centuries. Christianity was first introduced to Vietnam in the 16th century by the Catholic missionaries. It was not uncommon for entire communities of Vietnamese to convert at once, so that enclaves of Christians could be found throughout the country. It is estimated that by the beginning of the Vietnam War (mid 1960's), approximately 10% of the population in South Vietnam was Christian. Christians in Vietnam experienced differing degrees of tolerance and persecution over the centuries, depending on the ruling government and the leaders' fears of Christianity disrupting the established social order." (Marsella, 323)
Date:20th century
Building:St. Joseph Cathedral
Object/Function:Relief sculpture

Scripture:Acts 1:1-11
Lectionary links:AEast07
General Subject:Ascension of Christ

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Attribution:Ascension and Pentecost, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved May 30, 2020]. Original source: trippinlarry, Flickr Creative Commons.
Record Number:54260 Last Updated: 2012-02-10 14:15:00 Record Created: 2009-03-19 13:19:42
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Ethnocultural perspectives on disasters and trauma
Author:Marsella, Anthony J.