Religious Aesthetics: A Theological Study of Making and Meaning

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Many modes of religious expression and experience have a markedly aesthetic component, even though aesthetic delight itself often appears to be free of moral or religious interests. In this ground-breaking work, Frank Burch Brown shows how aesthetics, no less than ethics, can play a central role in the study of religion and in the practice of theology.Many modes of religious expression and experience have a markedly aesthetic component, even though aesthetic delight itself often appears to be free of moral or ...
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Overview

Many modes of religious expression and experience have a markedly aesthetic component, even though aesthetic delight itself often appears to be free of moral or religious interests. In this ground-breaking work, Frank Burch Brown shows how aesthetics, no less than ethics, can play a central role in the study of religion and in the practice of theology.Many modes of religious expression and experience have a markedly aesthetic component, even though aesthetic delight itself often appears to be free of moral or religious interests. In this ground-breaking work, Frank Burch Brown shows how aesthetics, no less than ethics, can play a central role in the study of religion and in the practice of theology.

In this groundbreaking work, Brown shows how aesthetics, no less than ethics, can play a central role in the study of religion and in the practice of theology. "An important book, wide ranging, often very witty . . . showing an impressive grasp of the current state of aesthetics and possible new directions."--Nick McAdoo, British Journal of Aesthetics.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Theological Studies
A serene, beautiful, and enlarging book.
— John Drury
Commonweal
A profoundly useful book that should set the stage for future discussion in this important area of theology and culture.
— Lawrence S. Cunningham
British Journal of Aesthetics
An important book, wide ranging, often very witty, refreshingly undogmatic in its approach to both art and religion, and showing an impressive grasp of the current state of aesthetics and possible new directions.
— Nick Mcadoo
Theology Today
[One] would be hard pressed to enter into the theology and arts discussion . . . without heeding the insights of this study.
— Wilson Yates
Journal of Theological Studies - John Drury
A serene, beautiful, and enlarging book.
Theology Today - Wilson Yates
[One] would be hard pressed to enter into the theology and arts discussion . . . without heeding the insights of this study.
Commonweal - Lawrence S. Cunningham
A profoundly useful book that should set the stage for future discussion in this important area of theology and culture.
British Journal of Aesthetics - Nick Mcadoo
An important book, wide ranging, often very witty, refreshingly undogmatic in its approach to both art and religion, and showing an impressive grasp of the current state of aesthetics and possible new directions.
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"A serene, beautiful, and enlarging book."--John Drury, Journal of Theological Studies

"[One] would be hard pressed to enter into the theology and arts discussion . . . without heeding the insights of this study."--Wilson Yates, Theology Today

"A profoundly useful book that should set the stage for future discussion in this important area of theology and culture."--Lawrence S. Cunningham, Commonweal

"An important book, wide ranging, often very witty, refreshingly undogmatic in its approach to both art and religion, and showing an impressive grasp of the current state of aesthetics and possible new directions."--Nick Mcadoo, British Journal of Aesthetics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691073668
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 2/7/1990
  • Pages: 243
  • Product dimensions: 5.79 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.97 (d)

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