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Artist: Praxiteles
(Topic: Art, Art History, Greek Art, Praxiteles) THE antique writers have left us numerous testimonies of their admiration for the works of Praxiteles, but few descriptions of them, and still fewer bits of trustworthy information about the man himself. We have, however, more material for the study of his art than in the case of any other of the greater Greek sculptors, for one precious original from his own chisel...
Artist: The Art Of Praxiteles
(Topic: Art, Art History, Greek Art, Praxiteles) COULD we be carried back to Athens at the beginning of the fifth century B.C. we should find that great changes had come over the Greek state and people since the time of Phidias. The civil war which had ravaged the land for nearly thirty years had humbled and demoralized the victorious Athens of the Periclean age.
Artist: The Works Of Praxiteles
(Topic: Art, Art History, Greek Art, Praxiteles) THE circumstances under which this statue of Hermes with the babe Dionysus-the only work we have which is unquestionably from Praxiteles' own hand-was discovered, how it was identified, its possible political significance, and its probable date of execution, have already been briefly mentioned in the foregoing life of Praxiteles (see page 26).
Artist: A List Of The Principal Works Of Praxiteles Mentioned By Greek Or Roman Writers
(Topic: Art, Art History, Greek Art, Praxiteles) THE twelve Gods, in a temple at Megara-Hera enthroned between Athena and Hebe, marble, in a temple at Mantinea-Rhea and Hera, marble, at Platxa-Demeter, Persephone, and Iacchus, marble (?), in a temple at Athens-The Rape of Persephone, bronze, at Athens (?)-"Flora, Triptolemus, and Ceres," marble, in the Servilian Gardens, Rome...
Christianity: Supernatural Because Redemptive
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) THE subject of miracle and the supernatural, to which I am to invite the reader's attention, is one which I make no apology for selecting as a field for fresh inquiry. It may easily be treated in such a way as to render it one of the most depressing and lifeless of topics, but that is because it is so often approached as a question concerning events of an unrepeatable past.
Christianity: 'The Time Is Fulfilled'
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) AMONG the many features of the New Testament which are apt to perplex the minds of modern readers two may be singled out, with very general consent, as the most disconcerting. These are, on the one hand, the place accorded to the miraculous, and, on the other, Jesus' definite prediction of the advent, within His own generation, of a 'Kingdom of God' which it is difficult to distinguish in any...
Christianity: The Dawning Of 'The Last Days'
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) By way of introduction to the main topic of this chapter it may be well to indicate the nature of the evidence for a view which, since it is no novelty, I have hitherto allowed myself to take for granted without argument. The assumption I refer to is that the miracles of Jesus were acts of faith, and that by our Lord Himself His own miracle-working was regarded not as the exercise of a personally...
Christianity: Supernatural And Natural
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) IN endeavouring to divine the trend of thought, hope and purpose by which the soul of Jesus was prepared to hear and to interpret the supreme call which came to Him in vision immediately after His baptism, the preceding chapter ventured to what some readers may have regarded as undue lengths in the way of reading back into Jesus' unrecorded years the principal elements of the thought and attitude...
Christianity: The Miraculous As The Preternatural
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) THROUGHOUT the preceding chapters our effort has been to explore and formulate the attitude towards the miraculous which was distinctive of our Christian origins. We have made consider-able progress with this endeavour, but must return to it in the concluding chapter in order to determine more definitely the practical bearing of our results.
Christianity: The Miraculous As The Act Of God
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) FROM the first of the three outstanding features which, as pointed out near the beginning of last chapter, characterize the conception of the miraculous which is implicit in the essential message of Jesus, it is time now to turn to the second. This is, that although both those familiar events which are explicable in terms of the supposedly closed system of man's ordinary experience...
Christianity: On The King's Business
(Topic: Christianity, Christian Thought, Christian Philosophy) BEFORE returning from the abstract realm of philosophy and apologetic to which, in the two preceding chapters, we have been paying all too brief a visit, it seems desirable to take some survey of our conclusions.There is one point in regard to which it is particularly important to run no risk of misunderstanding.
Artist: Giobanni Antonio Bazzi - Called Sodoma
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Sodoma) GIOVANNI ANTONIO BAZZI, better known in the history of art as Sodoma (pronounced So'-do-mah), was the son of Giacomo di Antonio dei Bazzi, a shoemaker of Vercelli in Piedmont. Here, probably in 1477, Giovanni Antonio was born. When he was thirteen years old his father apprenticed him to a glass-painter of Vercelli, one Martino Spanzotti, whose works are scarcely known today...
Artist: The Art Of Sodoma
(Topic: Art, Art History, Italian Art, Sodoma) FOR the complete expression of the complex soul of her, Siena had to wait for the dexterous Lombard who in 1501 knocked at her gate. Here was, indeed, a painter after her own heart. No frigid Florentine this, with the memories of chisel-work in dusty botteghe clogging his brush; no student of 'anatomies,' with a weakness for joints and attachments, prone, therefore, to thrust a meager Jerome...
Artist: A List Of Principal Paintings By Sodoma And Their Present Locations
The Universe: A Roomier Universe
(Topic: The Universe, Philosophy, Thought) Our English winter compensates for its gloom and rigours by offering us now and then a night of extraordinary splendour. The solitary country wayfarer has, on these occasions, his gaze irresistibly drawn by the solemn magnificence of the spectacle above. He is tempted to forget earth while he has speech- with the constellations.
The Universe: The Divine Indifference
(Topic: The Universe, Philosophy, Thought) THEE are times in history when a mortal chill seems to fall upon the human soul. A deadly suspicion spreads abroad that man is, after all, in a universe that is deaf and dumb to his prayer. The impression gains that morality and spirituality ; faith, hope, love all the things that make life precious and holy are phenomena simply of our own consciousness...
The Universe: Truth's Spiritual Equivalents
(Topic: The Universe, Philosophy, Thought) THE debt of theology to science is, perhaps, nowhere more strikingly illustrated than in the light which modern discovery in the latter field is shedding upon some of the most difficult problems of religious thought. One of the brightest rays of this new illumination is that which streams from the scientific law of the transmutation and equivalence of energy.
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