Vincent van Gogh and the Gospel of Jesus Christ (by David Wood)

On December 23, 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh cut off his own ear with a razor and delivered the ear to a girl named Rachel at a local brothel. Many have assumed that van Gogh’s ear was some sort of twisted present for a prostitute he loved. However, recent research has shown that Rachel wasn’t a prostitute. She was a farmer’s daughter who had been mauled by a rabid dog. This new information about Rachel affects our understanding of van Gogh’s tragic episode.

In this video, I discuss van Gogh and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

For more on the Gospel, watch these videos by David Wood:

“Why I Am a Christian”:
View AA archived video

“What Is the Gospel?”:
View AA archived video


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