The imagination has been called, "the principal organ for knowing and responding to disclosures of transcendent truth." This book probes the theological sources of the imagination, which make it a vital tool for knowing and responding to such disclosures. Kerry Dearborn approaches areas of theology and imagination through a focus on the nineteenth century theologian and writer George MacDonald. MacDonald can be seen as an icon whose life and work open a window to the intersection of word, flesh and image.
|Publisher:||Ashgate Publishing Ltd|
|Series:||Ashgate Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts|
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Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction; Calvinist and Celtic: MacDonald's context and early influences; Classical and literary influences on MacDonald's life and thought; British theological influences; MacDonald's theology of the imagination; Imagination and theological transformation; Renewed vision of humanity; Renewed vision of suffering, aging, and death; Conclusion: an assessment of MacDonald's imaginative approach to theology and his theology of the imagination; Bibliography; Index.