Theological Perspectives on God and Beauty

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August 2003



Eminent theologians John Milbank, Graham Ward, and Edith Wyschogrod discuss aesthetics, placing radical orthodoxy in dialogue with postmodern theology.>


John Milbank is the Frances Myers Ball Professor of Philosophical Theology at the University of Virginia. Graham Ward is Professor of Contextual Theology and Ethics at the University of Manchester, UK. Edith Wyschogrod is J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Philosophy and Religious Thought Emerita at Rice University.


"Are God and beauty on speaking terms with one another? Does theology have a place for aesthetics, or does Christianity's historic polemic against 'idols' and 'graven images' render it indifferent (or even hostile) toward art in general and figural representations of God in particular? In three elegantly crafted essays on God and beauty, leading-edge theologians John Milbank, Graham Ward, and Edith Wyschogrod make the case for a new appreciation of the beautiful as the primary mode of God's self-disclosure in the world. Discerning the beautiful in the good creation God has made entails making of one's life a work of art. To apprehend the beautiful in God is to become beautiful in oneself and for others. Philosophically rich and biblically resonant, this challenging volume boldly rethinks the complicated relationship between God and beauty with erudition, insight, and originality." Mark I. Wallace, Associate Professor of Religion, Swarthmore College--Sanford Lakoff
EAN: 9781563384141
ISBN: 1563384140
Untertitel: 'Rockwell Lectures (Trinity Pap'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: T & T CLARK US
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2003
Seitenanzahl: 98 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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