Spiritual and Artistic Askesis

Posted April 15, 2017 8:58 pm by Dr. Adam DeVille

Given the ongoing iconoclastic crisis in the Latin Church, which has shown few signs of abating over the last half-century at least, it should not surprise us that the West is not only alienated from an incarnational understanding of imagery in keeping with Nicaea II, but also unaware of the fact that the very process of making icons is itself a spiritual process. Those who have produced images know that it is no mere “mechanical” or “technical” undertaking, though technical skill is of course essential. It is also a process of prayer, fasting, and contemplation.Thus this latest book, though welcome,

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