Sunday, December 04, 2011
A Catholic church in Taiwan, all the standard images Sinified...Holy Trinity as three Sages, all-Chinese saints and angels and Last Supper (with chopsticks!), Tabernacle in pagoda house style. And this shot of the outside. Notable absence of a crucifix.
On another site, more outside view and, at bottom right, God the Father creating the world in seven days...Christ carrying the cross...and a row of saints...
*A curmudgeonly note. Christianity regularly permits or encourages the translation of the religion's images into local styles. We have a totally Chinese set of images here. We have African Jesus' etc.
None of which have a speck of historical truth to them. But they're OK. I wonder what would happen if, for example, American Buddhists (who are almost all White, and largely Jewish) were to set up images of Buddha and his disciples, etc as Caucasians? Racist! Racist!
at 11:28 PM