Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “Art & Architecture”

Art & Religion Need Each Other

The relationship is more intimate and necessary than you may think.

Posted September 10th, 2014

Beauty And Transfiguration

For us Orthodox Christians following the Old Calendar, today is the Feast …

Posted August 19th, 2014

Albert Murray: Style Makes The Human

Albert Murray, from The Omni-Americans: Art is by definition a process of …

Posted August 15th, 2014

The Symbolic Meaning Of The Transfiguration

For Western Christians and Orthodox who follow the New Calendar (that is, …

Posted August 6th, 2014

A Case For Why Conservatives Make Better Art

Writing in Salon (where else?),┬áRichard Cooper complains that there are no left-wing …

Posted August 6th, 2014

The Metaphysics Of Carlo

On the blog about Jed Perl’s essay critical of liberal approaches to …

Posted August 6th, 2014

Art, Mystery, Magic, Liberalism

Jed Perl, The New Republic‘s art critic, has a dense but rewarding …

Posted August 5th, 2014

When Wahhabism Was Western

Reader Anastasia sends this fascinating blog post by Philip Jenkins, commenting ┬áiconoclasm …

Posted July 22nd, 2014

Is God A New Urbanist?

Conor Dugan reviews architect and Notre Dame architecture professor Philip Bess’s wonderful …

Posted July 3rd, 2014

Funding The Conservative Right Brain

Publisher Adam Bellow says the Right doesn’t understand the importance of culture …

Posted July 1st, 2014

Segregating The Artistic Imagination

If it’s 100 percent, uncut, p.c. crazy dust, it must be the …

Posted May 22nd, 2014

Too Much Beauty In Church?

Anastasia, who is Orthodox, writes to caution that too great a focus …

Posted May 16th, 2014

Powerless In The Face Of Ugliness

For Christians like me, who are especially sensitive to beauty as a …

Posted May 15th, 2014

Terrence Malick & ‘The Moviegoer’

Did you know this about the film director Terrence Malick? I did …

Posted April 28th, 2014

The Southern Glory Of Carroll Cloar

A friend went last week to the Arkansas Arts Center in Little …

Posted April 17th, 2014

Christian Schlock And Awe

Michael Gerson, an Evangelical, can’t get over the awfulness of the new …

Posted April 1st, 2014

The Architectural Spirit Of The Liturgy

Wilfred McClay, in Why Place Matters: As Winston Churchill famously declared during …

Posted March 26th, 2014