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GOD SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF THE GREATEST MINDS (Click on title for information)
RUBENS BELIEVED IN GOD
Rubens was a believer. His private correspondence reflects both devoutness and dependence upon the Deity.
I call the Lord to witness that I have treated him like a brother (Rubens, 1955, 96).
I can finish the whole by the end of next January, ( God granting me life and breath) (Ibid., 99).
I know of nothing further I can do, and trust my own good conscience and God's will (Ibid., 203).
I pray to God to employ us more successfully in the future, in this and other occasions (Ibid., 202).
It rests upon the Lord God to give me life and health to bring the work to a good conclusion (Ibid., 145).
I pray also that God will grant you, as well as our beloved, every sort of blessing (Ibid., 246).