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Theology and the Arts: Encountering God Through Music, Art and Rhetoric
     

Theology and the Arts: Encountering God Through Music, Art and Rhetoric

by Richard Viladesau
 

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In Recent Years the Topic of Beauty has come into increasing prominence in a number of fields, including theology. This book explores several aspects of the relation between theology and aesthetics in both the pastoral and academic realms. The underlying motif of the book is that beauty is a means of divine revelation and that art is the human mediation that both

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In Recent Years the Topic of Beauty has come into increasing prominence in a number of fields, including theology. This book explores several aspects of the relation between theology and aesthetics in both the pastoral and academic realms. The underlying motif of the book is that beauty is a means of divine revelation and that art is the human mediation that both enables and limits its revelatory power. Using examples from music, pictorial art and rhetoric, the five chapters explore different aspects of the ways that art enters into theology and theology into art, both in pastoral practice (for example, liturgical music, sacred art and preaching) and in the realm of systematic reflection, where, the author contends, art must be recognized as a genuine theological text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809139279
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
907,682
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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