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All Great Art is Praise
by Aidan Nichols
Catholic University of America Press, 2016
Cloth: 978-0-8132-2892-1 | eISBN: 978-0-8132-2893-8
Library of Congress Classification PR5267.R4N53 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 828.809

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
The volume looks especially closely at Ruskin's changing attitudes to Catholicism. The son of a stoutly Bible-Protestant mother and a father politically opposed to the civil emancipation of Catholics, Ruskin found it increasingly difficult to combine his inherited anti-Catholicism with his appreciation of Byzantine-Venetian, Renaissance-humanist, and Franciscan-evangelical art and the program for living these contained or implied. The rumors in late life of his immanent conversion to Rome proved unfounded, but they were not implausible. All Great Art is Praise seeks to show why

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