Visual Art As Theology

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (1) from $50.00   
  • Used (1) from $50.00   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Like New
New York 1994 Hardcover Fine/None. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Former owner's address stamp on the front free endpaper.

Ships from: Berkeley, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by
Sending request ...

Product Details

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
List of Illustrations
Pt. I Making and Viewing Art and the Epistemology of Michael Polanyi
I Encounter in our World 1
1 World 3
2 Encounter: The Tacit Dimension 6
II Committed Indwelling 27
l Commitment 27
2 Dwelling In and Breaking Out 31
III The Art of Seeing 45
1 Skills 45
2 Connoisseurship 51
3 Perception and Imagination 56
IV A Post-Critical Aesthetics 71
1 Certainty and Iconography 78
2 Systematic Relevance and Form 80
3 Intrinsic Interest 83
4 Aesthetic Merit and Content 96
V The Structure of a Stratified Universe 103
VI The Quest for Meaning: A Theological Dimension 117
1 Detachment and Self-Giving Integrations 118
2 Attachment and Detachment: Incompatibles of Time-Space 122
3 Art: Religious and Theological 125
Illustrations 133
Pt. II Paul Tillich and Art
VII The Religious Element in Art 153
VIII The Expressionistic Style 175
IX Style and Content 203
X Tillich's Theology of Art Re-examined from a Polanyian Perspective 219
1 A Limitation: Tillich's Application of the Criteria of Aesthetic Value 223
2 An Achievement: Three Characteristics of Art in Its Relation to Religion 233
3 An Advance: The Task of the Art Theologian 240
Bibliography 247
1. On Polanyi 247
2. On Tillich 251
3. On Art and Religion 252
Index 255
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)