Woman at the Well.
 Hochhalter, Cara B.

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Title:Woman at the Well
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Woman at the Well
John 4:5-15
"In many of the stories, Jesus, as peacemaker, reaches across societal boundaries to show God’s inclusive love for all people. In this story, he crosses two boundaries. One is people of a different religious practice (Samaritans were Jewish but had an age-old difference of opinion about where they could worship. This disagreement led to animosity to such an extent that they were not to even speak to one another.) The other boundary he crosses is speaking to a woman. Jesus talks to her about living water—the infinite love of an eternal God—that has filled him and could fill her also..."

The Rev. Cara B. Hochhalter is a United Church of Christ (UCC) minister. She received her Masters of Divinity from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, where she studied the intersections of art, theology and justice. She served the Charlemont Federated Church in Massachusetts for ten years and now lives in Hyde Park, New York.

“Over the last thirty years, through my work as a Christian Educator, a seminary student and UCC minister, I have created images that interpret the powerful stories around the life of Jesus. These stories hold universal truths not limited to Christianity but relevant for all our lives and times. I find that art provides a very special means to break into these texts.”

The images in her book, A Challenging Peace in the Life and Stories of Jesus were created through the simple print-making process of carving out a block, applying ink and pulling a print. Cara says, “The interaction of light and dark is important in each image as we cannot have one without the other. The dark defines the light, and vice versa. I find this to be theological as we look to the whole—the light and the dark, the joy and the despair, the peace and the conflict—all under an umbrella of Divine Love that yearns for wholeness.”

Using her book, Cara also offers three online discussion groups: Jesus and Justice, Parables and Peace-making, and The Paradox of Humility in the Stories of Jesus.

To contact Cara B. Hochhalter for information about her art, to purchase signed prints of the images, or her book, A Challenging Peace in the Life and Stories of Jesus, please email: hochhalter.cara@gmail.com

Artist:Hochhalter, Cara B.

Scripture:John 4:5-42
Person as Subject:Jesus Christ (Biblical figure)
Woman at the well (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:ALent03
General Subject:Love
Living Water

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Attribution:Hochhalter, Cara B.. Woman at the Well, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=59023 [retrieved July 16, 2024]. Original source: Cara B. Hochhalter.
Record Number:59023 Last Updated: 2022-06-23 16:30:43 Record Created: 2021-10-24 18:37:25
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition