Swords into Ploughshares.
 Koenig, Peter

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Title:Swords into Ploughshares
Notes:Peter Koenig is a Catholic artist whose goal in life is “to paint the drama, romance and poetry of the sacred book” (https://www.pwkoenig.co.uk/). This painting is a modern imagining of Isaiah 2:4: “He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” Several people break guns in half while others shove guns into a large furnace. One person is attempting to break a sword. Meanwhile, some figures are doing the farming and one woman is bringing food to the workers. In this beautiful piece, we are inspired to imagine a world where there will be no more war—a desire shared by many people across space and time.
Date:20th century
Artist:Koenig, Peter
Country:United Kingdom

Scripture:Isaiah 2:1-5
Lectionary links:AAdvt01
General Subject:Peace

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Copyright Source:Peter Winfried (Canisius) Koenig, https://www.pwkoenig.co.uk/
Copyright Permission:The artist has granted permission for the non-commercial use of this image with attribution. The artist must be contacted for other uses.
Attribution:Koenig, Peter. Swords into Ploughshares, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=58485 [retrieved July 16, 2024]. Original source: Peter Winfried (Canisius) Koenig, https://www.pwkoenig.co.uk/.
Record Number:58485 Last Updated: 2022-06-27 14:37:22 Record Created: 2021-03-11 07:40:56
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition