Christianity, Art and Transformation
Theological Aesthetics in the Struggle for Justice
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages: 286
Width: 15.2 cm
Height: 22.9 cm
Christianity, Art and Transformation explores the historical and contemporary relationship between the arts and Christianity with reference to the transformation of society. Several major themes are discussed, among them the power of images, the relationship between aesthetics and ethics, the nature of beauty and its redemptive capacity, aesthetic existence and Christian discipleship, and the role of art in the public square and in the life of the Church. The book is a contribution to the study of theological aesthetics from both an ecumenical and Reformed perspective, global in its scope yet rooted in the author's South African context.
Review of the hardback: '... a new and original and a very welcome addition to the subject.' Journal of Ecclesiastical History