Sunday, March 30, 2008

The School of Athens

When the Renaissance learned to live with the risks of reason, a turbaned Averroes would find a place of honor standing behind Aristotle in The School of Athens, Raphael's masterpiece in the Stanza della Segnatura in the Vatican.

-David Levering Lewis, God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215, p. 377

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