In recognition of the power of imagery,
it's time to counter these paintings with more authentic ones that tell the
true story of who Jesus was. I've often wondered what many of the classical
artworks would look like if Jesus' ethnicity was restored. To answer this
question I'm developing a proposal for an art contest and exhibit,
"Putting the Jew back in Jesus." Stay tuned!
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Bernard Starr, PhD, is a psychologist and Professor Emeritus at CUNY (Brooklyn College), where he directed a graduate program in gerontology. His latest book is "Jesus, Jews, And Anti-Semitism In Art:How Renaissance Art Erased Jesus' Jewish (more...)
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