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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 92 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

St. Augustine (354-430 CE)

BRINGING GOD INTO THE PICTURE

“...to us is promised a vision of beauty—the beauty of whose imitation all other things are beautiful, and by comparison with which all other things are unsightly.”

Augustine, De Ordine, 19.51

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Like Plato, St. Augustine (pronounced uh-GUH-stinn) rejects physical, bodily things in favor of metaphysical, spiritual ideals. However, Augustine is also a Christian who relies on scripture to guide his beliefs and behavior. It’s a unique theological challenge for ...

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