Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

No Left Turns

Weigel’s book recommendations

George Weigel recommends the five best books for understanding Christianity. This chunk, from his description of Jaroslav Pelikan’s Jesus Through the Centuries, got my attention:

Pelikan discusses how Christianity’s theological wrestling with, and final acceptance of, representational art helped make possible accomplishments of the magnitude of Chartres’ stained glass and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. It’s something to consider when pondering what a triumph by jihadist Islam might mean for the greatest artifacts of Western civilization.

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