Saturday, 26 May 2012

A favourite painting

Yesterday evening I gave a talk to the Immaculata youth group in Lewisham, part of a mini-series which we are doing on St Paul. The Scripture passage which we looked at was St Paul's address at the Areopagus in Athens (Acts 17). This section of Acts, together with Paul's departure from Athens for Corinth, is my favourite section of the Acts. I have long known about Leo von Klenz' painting of the Acropolis reconstructed. It is a magnificent painting housed in Munich. I insert here an image of the painting. It does, in fact, depict St Paul's speech at the Areopagus; you can see Paul speaking to a crowd in the forefront of the painting. The crowd even includes soem girls who are laughing at the speaker.

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