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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 242 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Art and Christianity

ART IMITATING GOD

“Pictures about Jesus’s childhood, teachings, sufferings and death are—regardless of our beliefs—in a very real sense pictures about us.”

Neil MacGregor, Seeing Salvation

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The Christian religion is unique in its belief that God literally became a physical, human person. Of course, the belief in Jesus Christ as both God and man presents some dense philosophical puzzles, but it also potentially opens the door for certain kinds of worship—and artwork—that might be unacceptable ...

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