Monday, December 5, 2011

Rome and the Church

Ingrid D. Rowland reviews a book whose author argues that "the reasons for Rome’s staying power... have to do with the city’s eternal embrace of crassness, as intrinsic to Roman grandeur as majesty, beauty, and spiritual transcendence" — The Crass, Beautiful Eternal City.

This blogger wonders whether the staying power of Holy Mother Church has anything to do with her children's embrace of crassness.

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