Michelangelo's View Of Jesus As The Son Of God

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A. “And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.” (1:14) B. The Gospel of John depicts Jesus not only as the son of God, but as the Word. The Word is God, thus Jesus is God in flesh. Jesus, the Word incarnate, was sent with a purpose, to shed light into the world. John 1:14 describes this light as the “grace and truth,” within Jesus. Yet, John 1:14, also depicted Jesus as a God, who “lived among us,” and through incarnate life showed the world “glory,” possible only through “a father’s only son.” John 1:14 functions by, one demonstrating Jesus as God (incarnate) and by two discussing the gifts only capable by Jesus. The christology reiterated within the quote, the belief of an incarnate God, echoes throughout the rest of the…show more content…
The brief statement works in two ways, one it explains that Michelangelo’s painting was delivered onto the world because God intended it that way. Secondly, it depicts the manners through which “Fate” played a role in the creation of both the artwork and the man who made it. Michelangelo was not only an artist but a person of great knowledge who much like Jesus came down to Earth, with a divine purpose. What jumps out in particular about this quote are words and phrases such as “grace” and “divinity of knowledge.” In relation to John 1:14, the word “grace,” also used, discusses Jesus’ glory and ability to bring forth light through “grace and truth.” In Vasari’s case, he used the term to describe Michelangelo as a being who was sent to Earth “infused with grace and the divinity of knowledge.” Vasari depicts Michelangelo in a similar light to Jesus, as a man who was granted special kinds of knowledge and “grace.”

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