Thu, 12 April 2018
"There's no point at which we can say, 'I've got it.' Always and forever, mystery gets you. Our searching for God is a search for symbols, analogies and metaphors. All theological language is an approximation, offered tentatively in holy awe. That's the best human language can achieve.
We must absolutely must, maintain a fundamental humility before the great mystery. If we do not, religion always worships itself and its formulations, and never God."
So says Fr. Richard Rohr, and thus contemplates art historian and medievalist Professor Nancy Ross. Nancy reflects on the place of art in religion in the West and how that has shaped her own spiritual development.