Faith and Beauty: A Theological Aesthetic - Ashgate Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts (Hardback)Edward Farley (author), Revd Dr. Jeremy Begbie (series editor), Professor Trevor Hart (series editor), Professor Roger Lundin (series editor)
Hardback 132 Pages / Published: 22/08/2001
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'Aesthetics' and 'theological aesthetics' usually imply a focus on questions about the arts and how faith or religion relates to the arts; only the final pages of this work take up that problem. The central theme of this book is that of beauty. Farley employs a new typology of western texts on beauty and a theological analysis of the image of God and redemption to counter the centuries-long tendency to ignore or marginalize beauty and the aesthetic as part of the life of faith. Studying the interpretation of beauty in ancient Greece, eighteenth-century England, the work of Jonathan Edwards, and nineteenth and twentieth-century philosophies of human self-transcendence, the author explores whether Christian existence, the life of faith, and the ethical exclude or require an aesthetic dimension in the sense of beauty. The work will be of particular interest to those interested in Christian theology, ethics, and religion and the arts.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 132
Weight: 342 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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