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 was selected and adapted to dramatic interpretation by the community members. Photographs of their interpretations were made, and these were then transcribed to paintings.

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
BPDay
CPDay
BDiv
General Subject:Pentecost
Holy Spirit
Culture: African
Culture: Black
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. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=48388 [retrieved July 29, 2021]. Original source: http://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr (contact page: https://www.librairie-emmanuel.fr/contact).
Record Number:48388 Last Updated: 2021-06-23 06:55:56 Record Created: 2006-12-21 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition