Beauty Will Save the World
Recovering the Human in an Ideological Age
ISI Books, $29.95, 278 pp.
Name a prominent American Catholic in public life whose Catholicism is central to the views he promotes in the public sphere. My guess is that did not take you too long. Now, just as quickly, name a prominent American Catholic artist—you choose the medium—who makes it clear that her faith informs her art. Time’s up. Now, of course, there are such artists, but what does it say about the cultural life of the church that it is easy to think of prominent Catholic politicians and pundits and...
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