Rod Dreher

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Posts in category “Art & Architecture”

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?), Richard 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  iconoclasm …

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

The Metaphysical Architect

In his essay in the new book Why Place Matters, Notre Dame architecture …

Posted March 26th, 2014