In Praise of Unspiritual Things

By Samuel Keyes Pondering the recent commemoration of St. Dominic, I came across this little gem from the 19th century Anglo-Catholic leader Stewart Headlam: If it be true ... that St. Dominic was much trou... Read More...

Degrees of Beauty

Visible and audible beauty is not a gratuitous irradiation of a prior and more central value, but rather adheres directly to the material objects because of their form and color.

A unity around beauty

A common appreciation for the aesthetic of liturgy seems to be the one commonality that progressives and conservatives share in North American Anglicanism.
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Bad art and the Church

I am somewhat surprised to find myself defending the use of “bad” art, at least in religious settings, and I should admit from the beginning that I write in partial hope of persuading myself in the wake of Trinity Sunday, when we’ve realized the degree to which our conceptions fail to grasp the mystery of God’s being.
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On Beauty

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. Surely in that verse we can see something of the vision of Isabella Stewart Gardner.