Saturday, January 16, 2010

Imagination and Renewal

Rood Screen - A. W. N. Pugin
The loss of power of the Christian world-view does not derive only from the variety of intellectual assaults made on it since the seventeenth century. Some may find the gospel incredible but more find it unimaginable. To significant degree, it has ceased to clothe itself imaginatively in symbols that speak to people and make them respond, 'Yes, this has the feel of reality about it, the ring of truth is there.' The imagination must rise again with Christ if a living faith is to be reborn.
- Aidan Nichols

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