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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About the Author
Richard Viladesau is Associate Professor of Theology and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Theology, Fordham University.
Table of Contents
1. Theology and Aesthetics
2. God in Thought and in Imagination: Representing the Unimaginable
3. Divine Revelation and Human Perception
4. God and the Beautiful: Beautiful as a Way to God
5. Art and the Sacred
6. The Beautiful and the Good
Appendix: Original Texts of Poetry Quoted in Translation