We live in a society in which admitting one’s own sins is seen as a sign of weakness.
His own writings to Theo and his paintings of his latter phase bear witness to his preoccupation to the end with the person of Christ.
Europe as the continent most exposed to the gospel over time and intensity, yet more recently also shaped by the abandonment of the gospel.
His father was a fairly liberal reformed pastor. He spoke of Christ more as an example, than a substitute for sinners.