Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine / Edition 1 by Carol Harrison | 9780198263425 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine / Edition 1

Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine / Edition 1

by Carol Harrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198263422

ISBN-13: 9780198263425

Pub. Date: 08/28/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book places Saint Augustine's theology in a new and illuminating context by considering what he has to say about beauty. It demonstrates how a theological understanding of beauty revealed in the created, temporal realm enabled Augustine to form a positive appreciation of this realm and the healing power within it. It therefore reintroduces aesthetics alongside

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This book places Saint Augustine's theology in a new and illuminating context by considering what he has to say about beauty. It demonstrates how a theological understanding of beauty revealed in the created, temporal realm enabled Augustine to form a positive appreciation of this realm and the healing power within it. It therefore reintroduces aesthetics alongside philosophy and ethics in Augustine's treatment of God. Unlike previous works, it shifts the emphasis away from Augustine's early and most theoretical treatises to his mature reflection as a bishop and pastor on how God communicates with fallen man. Using his theory of language as a paradigm, it shows how divine beauty, revealed in creation and history, serves to inspire fallen man's faith, hope, and most especially his love—thereby reforming him and restoring the form or beauty he had lost.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198263425
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Series:
Oxford Theological Monographs
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.92(d)

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