Sunday, February 14, 2016

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK - 1st Sunday of Lent

By Gregory A. Disney-Britton
Detail of "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?" (1897-98) by Paul Gauguin
"When you enter the world of art, you are, like it or not, entering the realm of religion," writes Aaron Rosen, author of "Art & Religion in the 21st Century." In this new book, artists from seminarian Paul Gauguin in the 1800s through today can be seen as part of a holy priesthood, (1 Peter 2:9) "endowed with heavenly gifts and graces." During these 40 days of Lent 2016  we will focus on just one of those artists each day, and ask ourselves what a world looks like when artists are the holy priesthood?

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