Paul's Passing Thoughts

Pagan Thinkers Inspiration Found In Augustinian Aesthetics

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Young, PPT contributing editor on November 23, 2017

As John Immel so successfully detailed for us in past TANC conferences, Augustinian orthodoxy (and ultimately authentic reformation Protestantism)  is a fusion of Christianity and ancient pagan philosophy. The theological pedigree can be traced from men like Thales and Pythagoras to Plato to Plotinus. So then it should come as no surprise that medeival cathedral builders paid homage to these pagan thinkers in the construction of their cathedrals since they were so influential in shaping the orthodoxy.

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  1. John said, on November 23, 2017 at 12:15 PM

    As big a surprise as a balloon at a children’s party. Haven’t John Immel, TANC, and I repeatedly said that Calvinism is close to paganism/that it basically flows from it? Hey, but at least there are statues of “Jesus,” “Mary,” and the “Apostles.” That saves the place; that makes it . . . biblical . . . not. And it’s oh-so-French. Puhleeez. And check out the numerology references, veiled as something from God. What a load of pure New Age claptrap.

    The spokeslady’s surname for Yale University is rather revealing too (maybe it’s simply coincidental). The original Jung was deep into his demons, whom he consulted for reals. He of the collective consciousness rubbish.

    But, hey, at least this Gothic Catholic Cathedral has a statue of Aristotle. They should take a fine look in the loo section of the place . . . there they will find statues of Calvin, Piper, and MacArthur.

    But, hey, at least it has a statue of Pythagoras and his pi.

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