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Ernest Thompson Seton explains "The Gospel of the Redman"
Noble Faces, Strong Voices: Exploring "The Spirit of Indian Women"
Light on the Ancient Worlds: A Brief Survey of the Book by Frithjof Schuon
Insights into the early Christian Desert Fathers and Mothers
The Fullness of God: Frithjof Schuon on Christianity
Interview with Frithjof Schuon - on Primordiality
A Definition of the Perennial Philosophy
Who was Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa)?
The Universal Spirit of Islam: Keys for Interfaith Understanding
Quranic perspective on the nature of man: Video clips of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
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How does the icon function?

"The doctrinal foundation of the icon determines not only its general orientation, its subject and its iconography, but also its formal language, its style. This style is the direct result of the function of the symbol: the picture must not seek to replace the object depicted, which surpasses it eminently; according to the words of Dionysius the Areopagite it must 'respect the distance that separates the intelligible from the sensible.'"
Madonna and Child on a Curved Throne, Greece, 13th century
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