Catholic fine art - The Resurrection
This Catholic fine art print is centered on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The resurrection of Jesus is the essential event on which our Christian faith is based. As St. Paul wrote if Christ had not risen from the dead our faith would be foolish. According to The New Testament, Jesus, the central figure of Christianity, was crucified, died, buried within a tomb, and resurrected three days later (John 19:30–31, Mark 16:1, Mark 16:6). The New Testament also mentions several resurrection appearances of Jesus on different occasions to his twelve apostles and disciples, including "more than five hundred brethren at once" (1 Cor. 15:6), before Jesus' Ascension. These two events are essential doctrines of the Christian faith, and are commemorated by Christians during Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The earliest written records of the death and resurrection of Jesus are the letters of Paul, which were written at least two decades after the death of Jesus. Some scholars suppose that these contain early Christian creeds and creedal hymns, which were included in several of the New Testament texts and that some of these creeds date to within a few years of Jesus' death and were developed within the Christian community in Jerusalem. Though embedded within the texts of the New Testament, these creeds are a distinct source for early Christianity.
Above the image of the resurrected Jesus is a pure white circle from which white/gold light streams out. This is a symbol of God the Father. Below the image of Jesus is a white dove which is a symbol of the Holy Spirit often referred to in the New Testament. The Resurrection is a work of the Holy Trinity. Each person in the Holy Trinity plays a role in Creation and salvation history in different ways, which is a mystery of their ineffable Love.