Presentation in the Temple.
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Title:Presentation in the Temple
Notes:"Anna appears alongside Simeon. Whereas Simeon is described as a pious and just man, Anna is called a prophetess. The man alone never represents faith as Luke understands it. A woman always has to be set against him to express the other aspect of the acceptance of Jesus in faith...Anna has lived through all three stages of womanhood: virginity, marriage and widowhood...She sees what God is doing in Jesus. In Jesus the redemption for which pious Israelites long becomes a reality for all men and women. They are freed from their captivity, freed from their alienation. They become free, just as God had intended when he created them." (Grn, 32)
Date:14th century
Building:Musée de Cluny
Object/Function:Sculpture, freestanding

Scripture:Luke 2:21-40
Lectionary links:BXmas01
General Subject:Presentation in the Temple

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Attribution:Presentation in the Temple, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved June 14, 2021]. Original source: Wikimedia.
Record Number:49949 Last Updated: 2017-07-19 10:50:17 Record Created: 2007-02-21 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Jesus: the Image of Humanity: Luke's Account
Author:Grn, Anselm