Good Taste, Bad Taste, and Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life

Good Taste, Bad Taste, and Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life

by Frank Burch Brown
     
 

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Christians frequently come into conflict with themselves and others over such matters as music, popular culture, and worship style. Yet they usually lack any theology of art or taste adequate to deal with aesthetic disputes. In this provocative book, Frank Burch Brown offers a constructive, "ecumenical" approach to artistic taste and aesthetic judgment -- a

Overview

Christians frequently come into conflict with themselves and others over such matters as music, popular culture, and worship style. Yet they usually lack any theology of art or taste adequate to deal with aesthetic disputes. In this provocative book, Frank Burch Brown offers a constructive, "ecumenical" approach to artistic taste and aesthetic judgment -- a non-elitist but discriminating theological aesthetics that has "teeth but no fangs."

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"Burch Brown has opened a way for a Christian theology to rejoin the ongoing task of culture critique, setting forth a broad agenda for Christian aesthetics."—Anglican Theological Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195343960
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Frank Burch Brown is Frederick Doyle Kershner Professor of Religion and the Arts at Christian Theological Seminary. He is author of Religious Aesthetics (1989) and Transfiguration: Poetic Metaphor and the Languages of Religious Belief (1983). He is also a composer and a director of a graduate program in church music.

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