Images of Christ: (Non)violent upheaval?

Rowena Loverance, in the second of her twelve-part series, considers a work by Eric Gill

In selecting works for this series, I didn’t want them all to be safely immured in churches, or in museums and art galleries. But it has to be said that Christ driving the Moneychangers from the Temple hasn’t fared too well outside them. It’s down some steps in a foyer in one of the more undistinguished buildings of University of Leeds, in an area used by students for casual conversation. It feels rather forlorn.

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