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 |2020-07-16T10:54:02-05:00January 16th, 2013|Categories: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Bradley J. Birzer, Christendom, Christian Humanism, Christianity, Christopher Dawson, Orthodoxy, Senior Contributors|Tags: |

Nicholas Berdyaev stressed the primacy of culture and theological issues over politics and economics as truer forms of reality. He argued that only when society has realigned itself, individual by individual and community by community, “towards divine objects” could humanity save itself. One kind of weird but enticing academic puzzle for me is discovering and [...]

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