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...ther Sun, who is the day and through whom You give us light, and he is beautiful and radiant with great splendor; and bears a likeness of You, Most High One.” As the sun shines through the glass windows, one is surrounded by the light of the bible and God himself.
While the St.- Chappelle represents the church and it’s growing power in Europe, it also represents a different church. Before, the Catholic Church had resented reason and thought it to be an enemy of their faith. However, Thomas Aquinas had changed that idea and the church had put their stamp of approval on scholaticsim. If Pope John XXII hadn’t approved of Aquinas’ Five Ways and make it a a mandatory course for people joining the priesthood, Gothic architecture wouldn’t exist. Without the use of reason and logic that scholasticism had used, architects would not be able to build great gothic cathedrals.
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