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Theological Aesthetics: God in Imagination, Beauty, and Art
     

Theological Aesthetics: God in Imagination, Beauty, and Art

by Richard Viladesau
 

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In this book, Richard Viladesau contrues Christian theology as a "theological aesthetics." He examines Christian revelation and its rational presuppositions in relationship to three interconnected meanings of the "aesthetic" in modern thought: human cognition as feeling and imagination; the realm of the beautiful; and the arts. In each area, examples from the arts

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In this book, Richard Viladesau contrues Christian theology as a "theological aesthetics." He examines Christian revelation and its rational presuppositions in relationship to three interconnected meanings of the "aesthetic" in modern thought: human cognition as feeling and imagination; the realm of the beautiful; and the arts. In each area, examples from the arts are correlated with classical and contemporary theological themes.

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"Theological Aesthetics is a carefully argued, scholarly, theologically astute, and distinctive study, and makes a noteworthy contribution to a field that has only recently begun to receive the sustained attention that it deserves. It has a kind of integrity and depth that is all too rare in books on theology and the arts."—Frank Burch Brown, editor of The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

"...Bracingly intelligent."—Commonweal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195126228
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Richard Viladesau is Associate Professor of Theology and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Theology, Fordham University.

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