Tag Archives: Benozzo Gozzoli

puritans: pure heresy of rational “choice”

Pagan gods became Christian saints. “Apostolic poverty” was forgotten. Puritanism has been a recurrent heresy of the Christian church; a confrontation between the “unforgettable age of the apostles,” this imaginary church, and the great department of state the real church … Continue reading

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angels: flying against the current of progress

Angels of history. When Benozzo Gozzoli painted a rapt band of angels in 1459, he, without hesitation, gave them softly undulant robes, splendid wings, and the further support of rainbow clouds. Obviously, Gozzoli, had likely never seen an angel himself. … Continue reading

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Heresy on the Guest list: too darn hot

Heresy has always had many faces. The classic division has always followed the Voltaire pattern of speaking¬† truth to power in order to be absorbed within the establishment, and accept the sacraments. Heresy has traditionally been seen as four faced: … Continue reading

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