ART: Gay Jesus and Woman Christ

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Kittredge Cherry's eye-opening book, Art That Dares: Gay Jesus, Woman Christ, and More can be breathtaking, depending on how attached you are to your Christian orthodoxy. But an important function of art in society is to open our minds and help us see how rigid we can be in our perceptions.

Art That Dares was published in 2007, but the content still has the jolt of the revolutionary to it and bares reexamination. While respectful of the originals, the art by a diverse group of 11 contemporary artists recasts the stories of Christian teachings. 

Thanks to Cherry and her great blog for helping to produce this gallery of some of the mind-expanding work here. Link through for more info on the book and other links to Cherry's blog. Links to the artists's work, if available, are with the individual pieces on the following pages.

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Sermon on the Mount (from Ecce Homo)
Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin

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Mary Magdalene and Virgen de Guadalupe (from My Cathedral)
Alex Donis

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Francis ‘Neath the Bitter Tree
 ©William H. McNichols

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The Crucifixion of Christ
Becki Jayne Harrelson


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Jesus Before the Soldiers
Douglas Blanchard

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Pieta (from Ecce Homo)
Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin

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Jesus and Lord Rama (from My Cathedral)
Alex Donis

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Madonna, Lover and Son
Becki Jayne Harrelson

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Annunciation (from Ecce Homo)
Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin

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Christ Mother
Janet McKenzie

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Sandra Yagi

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Study for The Last Supper
Becki Jayne Harrelson

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Jesus of the People
Janet McKenzie

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Judas Kiss
Becki Jayne Harrelson

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Steve, from Adam and Steve
Gary Speziale
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