Episode 173: Christ on the Cross

Imagery plays a powerful role across all cultures. Whether sculpted, painted, drawn or woven, human creations are often detailed in ways that capture the imagination and the spirit. This week, we look at the visual qualities of Christianity's central image, Christ on the cross. Widely-spread and recognized by billions of people around the world, it is powerful and meaningful in a myriad of ways. How might it strike discomfort in some where many find inspiration and hope? How does it serve as an example of symbol interpretation and meaning reversal?