Christianity, Art and Transformation: Theological Aesthetics in the Struggle for Justice

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Overview

Christianity, Art and Transformation is a journey of exploration that is both historical and contemporary, theological and practical. The reader is invited to share in the journey beginning in the life of the early church, traveling through the history of European Christianity and art, and arriving in southern Africa. Many themes weave through its pages, among them the nature of beauty, good taste, the power of sacred images, aesthetics and ethics, and the role of art in society and the church today.

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Review of the hardback: '... a new and original and a very welcome addition to the subject.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History
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Christianity, Art and Transformation is a journey of exploration that is both historical and contemporary, theological and practical. The reader is invited to share in the journey beginning in the life of the early Church, travelling through the history of European Christianity and art, and arriving in southern Africa.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521089500
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/6/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,263,797
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Historical Trajectories: 1. The power of sacred images; 2. The beautiful, the ugly, and the holy; Part II. Theological Reflection: 3. The redemptive power of beauty; 4. Restoring broken themes of praise; Part III. Aesthetic Praxis: 5. Art in the public square; 6. Art in the life of the church; Select bibliography; Index of names; Index of subjects.

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