Given how deeply held religious beliefs can be, it is understandable that depictions of figures of faith can be deeply powerful but also highly offensive. There are some religions that do not permit any image of certain prominent figures at all. Other faiths allow pictures as long as they fit into a certain traditional style.
As Jesus is such a central figure in Western culture, many artists, writers, and actors have wanted to use the image of Jesus to get their message across. As you might have guessed, their works weren’t always well-received. Here are ten depictions of Jesus that caused furor.