Meaning of Art in Christianity in Modern World


Location: Online - Angelicum

Christian art was made possible by the conjunction of the Greco-Biblical assumption of the essential goodness and beauty of whatever exists and of the New Testament witness to Salvation through the Passion of Jesus-Christ. Late Modernity brought about a revolution in the very ideas of art and of beauty. Together with possible dangers, this might be a chance for christian art, freed from any temptation of idolizing human craftsmanship or the Beautiful itself and brought back to its ancillary function.
Prof. Rémi Brague – professor of history of philosophy at the Sorbonne and the University of Louis and Maximilian in Munich. He is a renowned scholar of the history of Arabic and Oriental philosophy and philosophy of religion. In 2012 he received the Ratzinger Prize. He received an honorary doctorate from the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Cracow (2018).