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Quranic perspective on the nature of man: Video clips of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Every Branch In Me: Who are we as "human" beings?
Who was Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa)?
What bridges exist between Christianity and Islam?
Science and the Myth of Progress
Exploring "Timeless in Time" - a biography of Sri Ramana Maharshi
Noble Faces, Strong Voices: Exploring "The Spirit of Indian Women"
How can we understand Native American traditions?
The Sacred Worlds Series
Interview with Frithjof Schuon - on Art
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Can Christian art be reborn?

"The character of Christian painting is essentially, and not accidentally, figurative. This means that it can never dispense with the traditional prototypes that safeguard it from arbitrariness. These prototypes always leave a fairly wide margin for the exercise of creative genius, as well as for the special needs of times and places, in so far as these may be legitimate...The success of any such enterprise is dependent above all on intuitive wisdom; as for originality, charm, and freshness, these will come of their own accord.

"Christian art will not be reborn unless it completely frees itself from individualistic relativism, and returns to the sources of its inspiration, which by definition are situated in the 'timeless.'"
Icon painting from the Danilov-Kloster, Moscow, 20th century
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