There is a deep dichotomy in our culture, a [dichotomy] as deep as if there are two different sets of reality. A few years ago there was a cartoon in the New Yorker showing a modern box-like building with an abstract wall-painting on it. The caption said: “The more rational the building, the more irrational the painting.” This sums up the problem and the inherent disharmony of our time.
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We must realize that we Christians are responsible… To look at modern art is to look at the fruit of the spirit of the avant-garde: it is they who are ahead in building a view of the world with no God, no norms. Yet is this so because Christians long since left the field to the world, and, in a kind of mystical retreat from the world, condemned the arts as worldly, almost sinful? Indeed, nowhere is culture more ‘unsalted’ than precisely in the field of the arts – and that in a time when the arts (in the widest sense) are gaining a stronger influence than ever through the mass communications.