Art and the Beauty of God: A Christian Understanding

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A&C Black, 2000 - Religion - 150 pages
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In recent centuries, with the notable exception of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Christian theology has failed to find a proper place for beauty. The Bishop of Oxford, Richard Harries, shows how a biblical faith can give a key place to beauty, and he argues for a distinctively Christian approach to art that is also sensitive to the spiritual dimension in all art.

Originally published in 1993, Art and the Beauty of God was selected by Anthony Burgess as his book of the year. This reprinted edition makes Harries eloquent study available again.

 

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Contents

The Neglect of Beauty
1
What Is Beauty?
19
The Beauty of God and the Beauty of the World
31
Divine Glory
43
Eternal Wisdom
65
Uncreated Light
81
The Human Longing
91
The Spiritual in Art
101
The Invisible Made Visible
117
Transfiguring Beauty
135
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Richard Harries was Bishop of Oxford and is a popular speaker and broadcaster.

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