“Those who think entirely in terms of the world succeed at success. They can never succeed at failure. But Christianity is the Religion of Failure. It is the triumph of hopelessness.” (1928)
“Christian art is primarily the art of the peasant and the prince—unselfconsciously in a stable; shepherds and kings once made simple loving gifts and regal wise sacrifices.” (1932)
“Do you know the only real argument against Christianity, the Fine Arts?
It is this: they are impossible.
Do you know the only answer to this?
It is: The human being is made to do the impossible.” (1961)
“Christianity in the first 500 years of its existence was known as ‘The Love’ in much the same way as it is known in our day as ‘The Faith.’ It died as love and resurrected as faith as it is dying today as faith and is resurrected as a hope.” (1941)