Pope Francis and the Naked Christ

newyorker:

Is Pope Francis’s seeming openness to gay Catholics related to a Renaissance tradition of depicting Christ nude? Lee Siegel writes about Leo Steinberg’s “The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion,” and the Pope’s theology: http://nyr.kr/1fl0nM5

Above: “Madonna and Child with Two Cherubs,” by Pietro Perugino (1495).


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