Nordic Jesus

Statue of Jesus, Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Statue of Jesus, Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

I am always amused by how Jesus Christ is depicted as a fairly contemporary-looking white guy in so many American churches. I like that when I visited Russia, I saw a lot of religious art depicting Jesus with very dark skin and curly hair. Most recently, I saw Jesus looking a lot like a Viking in a church in Iceland. He offers something for everyone, I suppose.

—Lori Tripoli

Jesus with dark hair and skin as depicted in art in a church in Kizhi, Russia Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Jesus with dark hair and skin as depicted in art in a church in Kizhi, Russia
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

 

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