Sign In . Don't have a World Wisdom ID? Sign Up
Paul Goble's World: Native Americans' relationship to all created beings
Who was Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa)?
Books about Buddhism
What are the "Foundations of Christian Art?"
Every Branch In Me: Who are we as "human" beings?
Exploring "Timeless in Time" - a biography of Sri Ramana Maharshi
Treasures of the World's Religions
The Sermon of All Creation: Christians on Nature
Quranic perspective on the nature of man: Video clips of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
The Perennial Philosophy Series
Slideshows
  Introduction Back to the List of Slideshows
    
slide 4 of 10


What are the foundations of Christian art?

"The art that springs from a genuinely Christian inspiration is derived from certain images of the Christ and of the Virgin that have a miraculous origin. The craft traditions continue alongside it, and they become Christian by adoption; they are none the less sacred in character, in the sense that their creative methods embody a primordial wisdom that responds spontaneously to the spiritual truths of Christianity. These two currents, the traditional art of icon painting and the craft traditions, together with certain liturgical music evolved from a Pythagorean inheritance, are the only elements in Christian civilization that deserve to be called 'sacred art.'"
The Virgin of Vladimir, 12th century
Back to the List of Slideshows



Home | Books | DVDs | Authors | eProducts | Members | Slideshows | Library | Image-Gallery | Links | About Us | Sitemap





Privacy Statement
Copyright © 2008