Theological Aesthetics after Von Balthasar

Theological Aesthetics after Von Balthasar

by Oleg V. Bychkov
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754658341

ISBN-13: 9780754658344

Pub. Date: 08/28/2008

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

This collection of essays by distinguished authors explores the present-day field of theological aesthetics: from von Balthasar's contribution and parallel developments to correctives and alternatives to his approach. A tribute to von Balthasar's own project expands into a dialogue with ancient and medieval traditions in search of revelatory aesthetics. The

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This collection of essays by distinguished authors explores the present-day field of theological aesthetics: from von Balthasar's contribution and parallel developments to correctives and alternatives to his approach. A tribute to von Balthasar's own project expands into a dialogue with ancient and medieval traditions in search of revelatory aesthetics. The contributors outline challenges to his approach (including Protestant perspectives) and introduce new ways of viewing the field of theological aesthetics, which ultimately opens up to the idea of concrete cultural contexts and practical human needs determining the use of the arts and aesthetic sensibilities in theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754658344
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Series:
Ashgate Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, Oleg Bychkov; Part I The Legacy of von Balthasar: Section A The Trilogy: Hans Urs von Balthasar: beauty as a gateway to love, Francesca Aran Murphy; Hans Urs von Balthasar's 'Theatre of the World': the aesthetics of a dramatics, Ben Quash; Section B. Retrieving the Past: Transcending the aesthetic: Gadamer on tragedy and the tragic, Daniel L. Tate; The beautiful after Thomas Aquinas: questioning present-day concepts, Günther Pöltner; Divine delight: acceptatio and the economy of salvation in Duns Scotus, Mary Beth Ingham; Hopkins, Scotus and von Balthasar: philosophical theology in poetry, Bernadette Waterman Ward. Part II Von Balthasar: Some Criticisms: Balthasar, Hopkins and the 'English tradition', Fergus Kerr; Von Balthasar and Protestant aesthetics: a mutually corrective conversation, Lee Barrett; Is the time right for a theological aesthetics?, George Pattison. Part III Outside von Balthasar: the Spectrum of Theological Aesthetics: Section A General Perspectives: Beyond beauty and the aesthetic in the engagement of religion and art, Nicholas Wolterstorff; The beauty of the Cross, Richard Viladesau; Is good art good for religion?, Frank Burch Brown; On a new list of aesthetic categories, Alejandro Garcia-Rivera; Section B Specific Issues: 'Alien beauty': parabolic judgment and the witness of faith, James Fodor; The strange and the self: visual arts and theology in Aboriginal and other (post-) colonial spaces, Sigurd Bergmann; Aesthetics and the built environment, Timothy Gorringe; Index.

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