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A PHILOSOPHIC MISSIONARY - DION CHRYSOSTOM

supreme Ruler, and of His likeness, whether it be fit and right and as near to a just representation of the Divine as man can come, or whether it be unworthy and unbecoming.'

Dion then points out that the anthropomorphic conception of God is not an invention of the sculptor, but a tradition of Greek literature which Phidias followed : further, that sculptors can only portray the Divine through the human form, though poets may describe it in other ways.
THE divine visions of sun and moon, of the heaven and the stars, are entirely wonderful, simply to behold. But merely to depict the figure of the moon or the orb of the sun would be a simple and inartistic way to portray them. Further, these divinities have an intellectual and moral character of their own, of which nothing is revealed by a mere representation of them. For no sculptor or painter can depict reason and intelligence in themselves.
'But we know, of our knowledge and not of mere guessing, the form in which these faculties are found, and we turn to it, and ascribe to God a human body, because that is the form in which intelligence and reason are found. For want of a true exemplar we try to reveal the invisible and unportrayable in a shape that can be seen and portrayed ; we use symbolic means, in the same way as some foreign peoples are said to give to the Divine the likeness of an animal-an unnatural and inadequate method. So the supreme master of beauty, magnificence, and majesty would be far the best artist of images of God. For one cannot say that it is better that there should be no temple or statue of the gods on earth, nor maintain that we should content ourselves with the sight of the heavenly bodies. It is true that all sensible men reverence them, and regard them from afar as blessed deities. But owing to our inclination towards the Divine all men have a strong desire to honour and worship God, approaching and laying hold of Him and persuading Him, with offerings of sacrifices and crowns. Children torn from a mother or father feel a terrible passion of longing,

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