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St. Loyola

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1) Explain Loyola’s statement and intention as a representative of the Catholic Church: “We must put aside all judgment of our own: what seems to me white, I will believe black if the hierarchical Church so defines”
A). St. Loyola’s focused on deepening and strengthening their relationship with the Catholic Church. Although he followed the church’s beliefs, it was through a blind faith. He believed in not trusting your own judgment, but to have an unquestioning faith in the church. He utilized the five senses to display how individuals would suffer in hell if they do not follow the Catholic’s Church teachings. Each sense gave emphasis to the suffering of a soul in hell. For example, vision was to see souls burning in flames and hearing the
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Teresa’s description of her spiritual exercise was unusual because she was stabbed by an angel. Although she explains that this stabbing was not intended to portray hatred, but it was a stabbing out of love. “When he drew it out, he seemed to draw them out, as well, leaving me all on fire with love for God." What makes this unusual is the irony of stabbing someone out of love. Furthermore, Bernini’s The Ecstasy of St. Teresa displays a look of slight satisfaction on her face while she is being stabbed. This experience affected her life to devote herself completely to God.
b) Do you think her experience was real? Have you or a person you know well ever had a mystical experience which convinced you of the existence of God or a spiritual reality? If not, how do you explain their perception of these mystical
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Should it entertain? Educate? Inspire? Have aesthetic value? Include a specific example in your answer? What is your favorite work of art and why do you like it?
I believe the purpose of art is to tell a story. Every piece of art brings forth some type of emotion and intensity to it. Art is the words of the soul and heart on a piece of paper, song, writing or sculpture. There is no limit on art, and there should be no expectations for a piece of artwork. Artwork is a way to express oneself. Art is not strictly aesthetic; there is more to it than just a breathtaking appearance. Art is the experiences and emotions a person may feel towards a certain subject, how they feel at the moment; overall to just express emotion and feeling.
5) In the eighteenth century, men who wrote about human rights were celebrated, yet women who demanded the same rights were vilified, even executed, (Olympe de Gouges). How do you explain such obvious unfairness and contempt toward
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