1. D. Jones on September 18, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    I was inspired by all the art depicted in “2 Brokenness” to order a book from Amazon that I had read many years ago when living in SoCal. Actually, I had read this book, “How Then Shall We Live” (by Francis A. Schaeffer), shortly after Laura and I were married (1979). In his book (and on the video by the same title), Schaeffer methodically analyzed art from pre-Renaissance through post-Reformation and how that art represented the progressive states of Christian belief/thought in those eras. Humanism seemed to have insidiously crept into early church teachings and the results were nothing short of catastrophic. Had it not been for the humanistic influences on the early Catholic church, Martin Luther might have never been inspired to write and post this 95 Theses on Wittenberg’s Chapel door. Indeed, the Protestant Reformation may have never occurred. The art pieces behind Maury in his video were clear examples of Reformation artistry.

    • Maury on September 22, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Isn’t that an arresting sculpture? It really speaks to my soul as well. And wow. Thanks for the reminder of Schaffer. Being in Italy really drove home how much secular culture has colored our idea of Christianity.

      P.S. Please forgive my slow response. I’ve been up in the mountains getting off the grid and recharging. I’m back now. Fully charged and ready to go! You’ll be seeing mountain pics for the next couple of weeks. 🙂

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