an act of faith of an extremely tall order

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Blue Apple, May 13, 2018.

  1. Blue Apple Senior Member

    Persian(Iran)
    Hi! Does "an act of faith of an extremely tall order" mean "high degrees of faithfulness and goodwillness"?


    Context:
    It would be misleading, however, to suggest that, in all of its variety and for all of its contradictions and contentiousness, contemporary art is received without any method of classification. Although much contemporary art requires an act of faith of an extremely tall order, it also has a replacement for the sort of consensus concerning good form that Kant saw as the result of common sense (Art and Advertising by Joan Gibbons).
     
  2. Edinburgher Senior Member

    Scotland
    German/English bilingual
    It just means a very big act of faith. You need to have a very open mind to accept some of this rubbish as "art".
     

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