In other words, would it suffice to replace 'I believe in the Last Judgement
' with 'I believe in 'X'?
With The Last Judgement
, virtuosic though its execution, one feels suddenly back in the '50s with its "New Images of Man" sensibility that Caro's abstraction of the '60s had helped sweep away.
Despite its rifle, The Last Judgement
has nothing to do with the traditional separation of the saved and the damned, but instead is a somber meditation on this troubled century, embodied as a series of boxy, confessional- or shrine-like structures, a few extended laterally into confrontational "tableaux." The mood is ominous but non-specific.
"It is important to recall that in traditional Catholic theology, a bishop, archbishop, or cardinal not only has the responsibility for the Catholics in his diocese, but he must also answer to God at the Last Judgement
for everyone living in his territory during the period he exercises his pastoral duties.
Tales from Old Testament and New, scenes of the Last Judgement
, or lives of saints were painted in frescoes on the inner walls, carved on stone doors and columns or wooden choir stalls, retold in stained-glass windows.
The catastrophies described refer to the persecutions of the Christian Church that will come to an end with the Last Judgement
, after which the era of peace for the faithful begins.
The Last Judgement
was generally well-received by audiences.
Some of our Orthodox Church leaders say that during the Last Judgement
those who have suffered will have the right to step forward and say, `God, in your name and following your example, I have forgiven them.
In 'Paying Up: The Last Judgement
and Forgiveness of Debts', John R.
Mertens, Thom, Maria Sherwood-Smith, Michael Mecklenburg, and Hans-Jochen Schiewer, eds, The Last Judgement
in Medieval Preaching (Sermo, 3), Turnhout, Brepols, 2013; hardback; pp.
Peter is well known for his landscapes of the North East and places further afield, including Venice, New York and the Mediterranean, but yesterday he looked in awe at the window showing the Last Judgement
. He said: "It's a beautiful window and we urgently need to raise the money to get it repaired.
The Last Judgement
is on RTE1 on Tuesday at 10.15pm.