The Poetics and Christianity Project is an international forum for studiyng the intersection of artistic culture and expressions of religious faith, with a special emphasis on narrative and dramatic arts. It offers a meeting place for scholars and artist of diverse fields of expertise.
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“ For tragedy is an imitation ('mimesis'), not of men, but of an action ('praxeos') and of life, and life consists in action, and its end is a mode of action ('to telos praxeis tis estin'), not a quality. Now character determines men's qualities, but it is by their actions that they are happy or the reverse.”
[Aristotle’s Poetics, 50 a 16-18]
“ There is a need for heralds of the Gospel who are experts in humanity, who have a profound knowledge of the heart of present-day man, sharing his joys and hopes, his anguish and sadness, and who are also contemplative souls, in love with God. “
[Pope John Paul II to the European Council of Bishops' Conferences, 11-10-85]