1. What are the “Two Ways” to Beauty?

The First Way: Via Positiva

The “first way” is the way of abundance in sacred architecture, the Via Positiva.   This way may be best understood as an attempt to foreshadow our participation in the glories of Heaven.  It is architecture that overwhelms our senses, so that we are lifted and immersed in the presence of an unfathomable God.  The glorious churches of the Baroque exemplify the Via Positiva.

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