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Art and Christian Faith:
an Indian Dialogue

കലയും ക്രൈസ്തവ വിശ്വാസവും:
ഒരു ഭാരതീയ സംവാദം

An Article By

Dr. Joseph J. Palackal CMI


Article written by Dr. Joseph Palackal published in Sathyadeepam , a Malayalam Catholic weekly published from Ernakulam, Kochi in Kerala. The weekly is a source for the official stance of the Kerala Catholic Church in general.

  • Publisher - Sathyadeepam, vol. 74, p. 5.
  • Published Date - November 8, 2000
  • Published from -Ernakulam, Kochi in Kerala
  • Language - Malayalam

Christianity in India is believed to be as old as Christianity itself. Yet Christian artists in India, by and large, are reluctant to interpret faith through images inspired by their local cultures. Instead, most Christian families and institutions proudly exhibit pictures of blue-eyed, blond-haired Jesus and Mary, painted by European artists. By giving an Indian definition to Christian faith, artists can contribute not only to Catholic Christianity, but also to Indian art.

Keywords - Art and Christian Faith: an Indian Dialogue , Kerala Catholic Christian, Sathyadeepam, Art and Christian faith, Dr.Joseph J Palackal, Joseph J Palackal CMI, Joseph J Palackal, Christian arts in India,

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