Christ our Light.
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Title:Christ our Light

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life...those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God." John 3:16, 21

"In his commentary on Genesis, 'De Genesi ad Litteram,' Augustine reflected on the meaning of the words 'Fiat lux" ("And light was made") and brought into the theological tradition a perennial interest in the theology of light and of vision. Augustine notes that light was the first creature made out of 'nothing.' As the 'first incarnation' of God's Word, light is the supreme example of God's beauty or form. Moreover, since light is incorporeal, it is the most spiritual of all 'creatures.' And since light is not only incorporeal but also visible, it is the ultimate mediator between the visible and the invisible, the material and the immaterial."

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Date:20th century
Building:Holy Rosary Priory
Object/Function:Stained glass
Country:United Kingdom

Scripture:John 3:14-21
Isaiah 49:1-7
Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9:1-41
Isaiah 2:1-5
Lectionary links:BLent04
General Subject:Light

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Attribution:Christ our Light, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved April 23, 2024]. Original source:
Record Number:54167 Last Updated: 2021-09-10 05:50:59 Record Created: 2009-01-14 12:22:56
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Wounded innocence: sketches for a theology of art
Author:Garcia-Rivera, Alex
Publisher:Liturgical Press