Most of the Time the Earth is Flat

Jonathan Pageau reflects on cosmology and the modern world in the first article of a three-part series at Orthodox Arts Journal.

Most of The Time The Earth Is Flat

by Jonathan Pageau

Icon of Christ at the center of the Zodiac

Christ at the center of the Zodiac. Dekoulou Monastery, Greece

Science, modern science that is, has engulfed nearly our entire gaze. It has become the transparent self-effacing tableau on which we experience the world, the glasses we wear to judge the truth, the standard we hold against our experience. Self-obvious to most, the material, quantitative vision of the Universe that has developed since the so-called Enlightenment has become both the largest bludgeon wielded against religion whilst simultaneously . . .

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