Jesus Divinity 's Multiple Perspectives

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The human theme that I have chosen to best represent each culture is Divinity. Divinity has multiple perspectives. It can be looked at as sacredness, being god-like in nature or one’s relationship with their respective God or gods. Divinity can also mean inner truth or inner guidance. I chose Divinity to best represent the cultures of India, Classical Greece, Medieval Spain and the Renaissance because based on the information received in class, it was a theme that was prevalent in all of them. To showcase Divinity in Indian culture, I have chosen the artifact of Shiva Nataraja. Shiva is one of the many gods of the Hindu religion. Practitioners of the Hindu religion believe that God is vast and that the description or image of him/her cannot be just one thing. This is why Shiva is only one of the many manifestations of God, also known as Brahman. The Hindu Gods were seen as embodying every aspect of life. Shiva is known as the destroyer. Brahma is the highest, ultimate God. Shiva would found in a temple or in one’s personal shrine. Multiple aspects if the image represent Godliness or Brahman. The drum in Shiva’s hand represents Aum, the vibratory sound that was used by God to create and sustain the universe. The hand that is pointed toward the extended foot represents salvation that can be brought forth by Brahman. Under Shiva’s foot, there is a dwarf-like figure. It is a representation of Shiva, or the Gods, being above mankind and other wordly things.
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