• Close up of the Resurrection 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Sculpted by Pericle Fazzini. The figure of the resurrected and ascending Christ rather than the crucifixion perhaps indicates a subtle shift in Papal theological emphasis.
    • Interior of the new Papal audience hall. 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Audience hall seats up to 6,300 on individual seating with views unobstructed by columns. The engineering is the hallmark of the architect Pierre Luigi Nervi. The photo was taken shortly after the dedication and still ...
    • Paul VI on the Papal throne 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      A temporary focal point was added to the hall by hanging one of the great tapestry from the Vatican museum, in this case a tapestry of the resurrection, which would later be replaced by a sculptor of the resurrection
    • Sculpture of Christ's Resurrection 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Papal audience hall with permanent sculpture of resurrection as focal point behind the papal throne. The size and dominance of the sculpture reflects the theology of the dominance of Christ's resurrection in relation to ...