The Transcendent Beauty of Icons

By |2020-01-27T10:42:12-06:00December 7th, 2019|Categories: Art, Beauty, Christianity, Culture, Michael De Sapio, Orthodoxy, Western Civilization|

While much Western art immerses us in the richness of this world with its spacial and emotional realism, the Eastern Orthodox tradition uses only painted images, with icons of Christ, Mary, and the saints functioning as “windows into heaven,” by way of stylized forms that convey a Platonic ideal of beauty and truth. Virgin [...]

Remembering an Eastern Orthodox Prophet: Nicholas Berdyaev

By |2019-12-02T14:07:21-06:00January 16th, 2013|Categories: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Books, Bradley J. Birzer, Christendom, Christian Humanism, Christianity, Christopher Dawson, Orthodoxy|Tags: |

One kind of weird but enticing academic puzzle for me is discovering and delving into the works of interesting figures of the 20th century who have been largely forgotten. And, by “interesting figures,” I mean especially those who espoused types of religious humanism and their allies. One of the purposes of The Imaginative Conservative [...]