Christ washes the feet of the Apostles.
 Le Breton, Jacques ; Gaudin, Jean

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Title:Christ washes the feet of the Apostles
Notes:"In comparison to Levitical codes or rabbinic mishnoth, early Christian literature is frustratingly devoid of ethical specificity. The synoptic command to love one's neighbor is vague and ambiguous, and only John ventures so far as to give specifics. For the Johannine author, love is defined in terms of Christly imitation and self-sacrifice...In understanding what it means to love one another, Jesus presents himself as a model. We should love others as Jesus loves us. A simple enough command, to be sure, except that to love as Jesus does means self-sacrifice and death." (Moss, 49) Note: Candida R. Moss, here quoted from her work "Other Christs" (cited below) was named a winner of the 2011 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise.

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Artist:Le Breton, Jacques ; Gaudin, Jean
Building:Cathédrale d'Amiens
Object/Function:Stained glass

Scripture:John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Person as Subject:Jesus Christ (Biblical figure)
Apostles (Biblical figures)
Lectionary links:CHoly04
General Subject:Footwashing
Jesus Washes Disciples Feet
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Amiens -- Modern period, 1500-
ICONCLASS Number:73D23

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Attribution:Le Breton, Jacques ; Gaudin, Jean. Christ washes the feet of the Apostles, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved January 18, 2022].
Record Number:58929 Last Updated: 2021-11-10 11:32:06 Record Created: 2021-10-01 15:20:18
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition