Weigels book recommendations
George Weigel recommends the five best books for understanding Christianity. This chunk, from his description of Jaroslav Pelikans Jesus Through the Centuries, got my attention:
Pelikan discusses how Christianitys theological wrestling with, and final acceptance of, representational art helped make possible accomplishments of the magnitude of Chartres stained glass and Michelangelos Sistine Chapel frescoes. Its something to consider when pondering what a triumph by jihadist Islam might mean for the greatest artifacts of Western civilization.
7:03 AM / December 23, 2006