Baptized Imagination Hardback

The Theology of George MacDonald

by Kerry Dearborn;

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Baptized Imagination

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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 19th 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. He communicated the gospel through narrative and image-rich forms which honour truth and address the intellectual, imaginative, spiritual, and emotional needs of his readers. MacDonald was also able to speak prophetically in a number of areas of contemporary concern, such as the nature of suffering, ageing and death, environmental degradation, moral imagination and gender issues. Dearborn explores influences which shaped him, along with the wisdom he has offered in the formation of significant Christian writers in both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Authors such as C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, W.H.Auden, Frederick Buechner and others attribute to MacDonald key paradigm shifts and insights in their own lives. A study of MacDonald does not offer a formulaic approach to theology and the imagination, but the possibility of gleaning from his rich harvest relevant nourishment for our own day. It also provides a context in which to assess potential weaknesses in imaginative approaches to theology.

Baptized Imagination by Kerry Dearborn was published by Ashgate Publishing Group in December 2006 and is our 51903rd best seller. The ISBN for Baptized Imagination is 9780754655169.

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Details for Baptized Imagination

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherAshgate Publishing Group (December 2006)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages222
Thickness13 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1156095
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