Art, Faith, and Creativity: On the Artistic Origins of Political Disorder in Modernity - MP3 Download
Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
Running Time: 41:54
The relation of art and politics is often confused. We do not create things out of "nothing" as God does. Our creativity is related to our understanding of our own purposes, one of which is the correct understanding of our own divine origins.
From the Essay:
"The given spiritual challenge of modern man seems to be nothing less than the eventual realization that God looks out better for him than he can look out for himself."
"The end for which man was created and elevated was to live the inner life of the Godhead. To contemplate this end strikes me as more exciting and wondrous than any of the humanly made alternatives..."