Art and the Beauty of God

Art and the Beauty of God : A Christian Understanding

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In recent times Christian theology has failed to find a place for beauty. The Bishop of Oxford shows how a biblical faith can give a key place to it, and he argues for a Christian approach to art which is also sensitive to the spiritual dimension.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12.45mm | 172.37g
  • Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0826476589
  • 9780826476586
  • 1,188,218

Table of contents

1. The Neglect of Beauty 2. What is Beauty? 3. The Beauty of God and the Beauty of the World 4. Divine Glory 5. Eternal Wisdom 6. Uncreated Light 7. The Human Longing 8. The Spiritual in Art 9. The Invisible Made Visible 10. Transfiguring Beauty
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"'This is a highly sensible Everyman's introduction to religious aesthetics. It cannot be faulted in its attempt to find a view of beauty which fits most cultures...Highly readable, even convincing.' - Anthony Burgess, The Observer; '...jargon-free and intellectually accessible.' - Times Literary Supplement; ' unusual and sensitive study...valuable and stimulating.' - Catholic Herald; 'He enables us to look with fresh eyes at art and beauty, and challenges us to relate to the depth of our religion.' - Church of England Newspaper; 'This is a book which will enrich many lives because it articulates the inchoate perceptions of many believers who know, deep down, that God is beautiful and that art says something significant about the way that beauty is understood.' - Church Times"
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About Richard Harries

Richard Harries was Bishop of Oxford and is a popular speaker and broadcaster.
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