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A Texan’s View of Touchdown Jesus

This is a backstory of “Touchdown Jesus” on the 50th anniversary of Notre Dame’s football faithful making the massive Hesburgh Library’s south wall mural better known than the building itself. Ever heard of the Hesburgh Library, or does “Touchdown Jesus” sound more familiar? I thought so.The artist properly majored on the depiction of Jesus, His arms raised as if to commend the work of teachers, theologians and doctors gathered around Him.In1964--one year later--Coach Ara Parseghian’s Fighting Irish rose to national prominence. With the famous mural looming at 134-feet tall behind the north end zone, fans saw it regularly, framed by ...

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