Divine Generosity and Artistic Creativity Hardback

Theology Through Symbol, Painting and Architecture

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Divine Generosity and Artistic Creativity

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David Brown is recognized worldwide as one of the leading British philosophical theologians. His recent work has turned to the arts, exploring theology in a wide range of human experience. This book presents a wide-ranging selection of re-edited essays by David Brown, with new introductions and concluding chapters by the author together with editorial orientation and introduction by the co-editors Christopher Brewer and Robert MacSwain. Over and against theologians who advocate an instrumental rationality, Brown argues for divine generosity rooted in an Incarnational logic. Less concerned with a theology of the arts, Brown instead seeks to explore theology in the arts. God is everywhere available, says Brown, and so artists might be theologians even if not Christian. Brown seeks to push logic via a broad sacramentality in an effort to reclaim human experience. This book presents four parts addressing the following themes: 1) Foundations, 2) The Power of Symbols, 3) Artists as Theologians, and 4) Meaning in Religious Architecture. In addition to encouraging dialogue between theology and the arts, Brown's discussion draws upon his earlier work in philosophical theology.

Divine Generosity and Artistic Creativity was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in October 2016. The ISBN for Divine Generosity and Artistic Creativity is 9781472465603.

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Details for Divine Generosity and Artistic Creativity

Book FormatHardback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (October 2016)
Number of Pages240
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4456061
Page last updated 19th October 2017
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