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The Iconographic Fiction and Christian Humanism of Flannery O’Connor

The Iconographic Fiction and Christian Humanism of Flannery O’Connor

October 29, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Vigen Guroian
“What the word says, the image shows silently; what we have heard, we have seen.” That is how the Seventh Great Ecumenical Council, held at Constantinople in 787, summarized its defense of the use of icons in Christian worship. What the council confessed to have heard from scripture and to believe, is that God became man in Jesus Christ. According to the Gospel of John “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:13–14). Through an act of unfathomable kenosis, the infinite had become finite, the uncircumscribable was circumscribed in a human being, and the invisible was made visible.
Jesus, the Libertarian

Jesus, the Libertarian

October 20, 2009 by · 6 Comments 

Joseph David Price A review of Eric D. Schansberg's Turn Neither to the Right nor to the Left. Whether America is a Christian nation is the question. Your answer may decide your politics. Quotes and conjectures about the view of the Founding Fathers abound, usually used to bolster the image of America as a Christian nation. Yet certain statements, particularly from those Founding Fathers whose life and work seems to be antagonistic to organized religion, are employed by the opponents of Christian America in order to refute its provenance.