The Right to the Tree of Life

One of 6 works in the series: Kenneth Burtch Collection available on this site.

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A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. The narrative flow of this sermon chart proceeds from the tree of life in the Biblical Garden of Eden (left) to the tree of life in heaven at the end of time (right). The tree has been "transplant[ed]." In the mean time, there is a play off of truth and falsehood, again drawing from the account of Eve's believing a lie in the Garden of Eden and applied to modern times by way of citation from 2 Thessalonians. The alternative to persisting in lies ... continued below

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1 art original : Cotton with hemmed and/or pinked edges to prevent fraying ; 48 in. (122 cm) x 82.5 in. (210 cm)

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Burtch, Kenneth & Burtch, Kenneth [1970..1990].

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This artwork is part of the collection entitled: Abilene Christian University Sermon Charts and one other and was provided by Abilene Christian University Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 32 times , with 4 in the last month . More information about this work can be viewed below.

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Abilene Christian University Library

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A bed sheet with text and/or artwork used as a visual aid to a preacher's sermon. The narrative flow of this sermon chart proceeds from the tree of life in the Biblical Garden of Eden (left) to the tree of life in heaven at the end of time (right). The tree has been "transplant[ed]." In the mean time, there is a play off of truth and falsehood, again drawing from the account of Eve's believing a lie in the Garden of Eden and applied to modern times by way of citation from 2 Thessalonians. The alternative to persisting in lies is to "purify [one's] soul by obeying the truth." Just as one can hear, believe and obey a lie (and be "lost in sin"), so can one hear, believe and obey the truth (and be saved from sin). Such constitutes the sermon's central exhortation.

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1 art original : Cotton with hemmed and/or pinked edges to prevent fraying ; 48 in. (122 cm) x 82.5 in. (210 cm)

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Abilene Christian University Sermon Charts

Sermon charts, or bed sheets painted with text and/or artwork, were used as visual aids to preachers' sermons. The sermon charts in this collection date from the 1900s to the 1970s.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

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  • [1970..1990]

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Oct. 29, 2013, 6:48 a.m.

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  • Nov. 12, 2013, 11:12 a.m.

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Burtch, Kenneth & Burtch, Kenneth. The Right to the Tree of Life, artwork, [1970..1990]; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth347056/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.