David Bentley Hart on how religious ideas animate culture.

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“A culture – a civilization—is only as great as the religious ideas that animate it; the magnitude of a people’s cultural achievement is determined by the height of its spiritual aspirations.

The eye of faith, presumes to see something miraculous within the ordinary the moment, mysterious hints of of an intelligible order calling out for translation into artefacts.”

David Bentley Hart

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