Art & Faith

Quaker writer, Fritz Eichenberg, once wrote:

“Art can deepen our sensitivity, heighten our devotion, give meaning and expression to our longings for the Eternal,give us a senseof beauty and the deep satisfaction of being creative, co-creative with God. Art can also have a cathartic effect. It is something essentially good and a worship in itself, if we only open our hearts to it and let it do its work…

“We seem to deny now that man (or woman) was made in the image of God and that we are meant to be creative too, each in his (or her) own way. We cannot live without art and not pay the penalty of facing spiritual starvation…”

from Daily Readings from Quaker Spirituality, Templegate Press, edited by Edward Cell

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  1. Larry on March 9, 2005 at 1:53 pm Reply

    Blake: “A person who is not an artist is no Christian.”

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