A Proper 17 Art for Readings August 28, 2011

FROMENT, Nicolas
(b. ca. 1435, Uzes, d. ca. 1486, Avignon)Barcelona)
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The Burning Bush
1476
Wood, 410 x 305 cm
Cathedrale Saint Sauveur, Aix-en-Provence
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What is going on here!!?? Mary standing in for God??
Well not exactly – the infant Jesus represents God in the burning bush – OK in a christian/trinitarian sense, but still, why Mary?
Welcome to typological and allegorical interpretation where Mary represents many ideas and connections.
Notice the little mirror held by Jesus. Perhaps Mary, sometimes known as “the reflection of the Church” or “the reflection of faith,” brings our witness to this foundational story of God acting for justice and order in our lives. sch
Click here for an interesting series of pages on all things Mary by Jenny Schroedel and Orthodox Priest John Schroedel. This will open a page titled “The Burning Bush” and be sure to see also the page titled “Multiple Meanings” among others.

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