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

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809139279
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,300,172
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Abbreviations 9
Chapter 1 God and the Beautiful: Art as a Way to God 11
A. Historical tensions between music and the sacred 13
B. Music and the theology of the word 29
C. Music as an approach to God 34
D. Considerations for liturgical praxis 46
Web sites for viewing illustrations 59
Discography 60
Chapter 2 Paradigms in Theology and in Art 66
Prelude: Two visions of David: Michelangelo and Bernini 66
A. The notion of paradigm change in science and theology 73
B. Paradigm changes in the history of art: the moving point of view 80
C. The moving point of view: parallels in art, philosophy, and theology 96
D. The contemporary paradigm of Roman Catholic theology and its trajectory toward the future 107
Web sites for viewing illustrations 120
Chapter 3 Art as a Theological Text 123
A. The dimensions of art as text 123
B. Art as locus of the faith tradition 124
C. Art as the bearer of a theological message 134
1. Pictorial art as scripture 135
2. Art as visible reflection of the divine beauty and mystery 144
3. Sacred art as embodiment of the Christian "classic" 151
D. Art as text for theology: expression of the human situation 154
E. Limitations of art as text and as revelatory word 157
F. The sacramental power of art 158
Web sites for viewing illustrations 165
Chapter 4 Theology, Aesthetics, and the Art of Preaching 167
A. Theological Aesthetics and Aesthetic Theology 167
B. Preaching as Aesthetic Theology 171
1. The renewal of eucharistic preaching in the contemporary church 171
2. Faith and preaching: The New Testament basis 173
3. Elements of preaching: theology, spirituality, art 176
C. Preaching and faith in the contemporary world 193
D. Theology in the art of preaching 197
1. Types of theology and of preaching 197
2. Foundational theology and contemporary preaching 200
3. Method in foundational theology 207
E. Insight, virtue, and art in foundational theology 210
F. Theological method and art in homily preparation 211
Chapter 5 Conclusion: Revelation, Art, and Theology 217
Notes 230
Index 264
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