The Resource Beauty and Holiness : the Dialogue Between Aesthetics and Religion

Beauty and Holiness : the Dialogue Between Aesthetics and Religion

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Beauty and Holiness : the Dialogue Between Aesthetics and Religion
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Beauty and Holiness
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the Dialogue Between Aesthetics and Religion
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eng
Summary
In this broad historical and critical overview based on a lifetime of scholarship, James Alfred Martin, Jr., examines the development of the concepts of beauty and holiness as employed in theories of aesthetics and of religion. The injunction in the Book of Psalms to "worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness" addressed a tradition that has comprehended holiness primarily in terms of ethical righteousness--a conception that has strongly influenced Western understandings of religion. As the author points out, however, the Greek forbears of Western thought, as well as many Eastern traditions, were and are more broadly concerned with the pursuit of beauty, truth, and goodness as ideals of human excellence, that is, with the "holiness of beauty." In this work Martin describes a philosophical stance that should prove to be most productive for the dialogue between aesthetics and religion. Beginning with the treatment of beauty and holiness in Hebrew, Greek, and classical Christian thought, the author traces the emergence of modern theories of aesthetics and religion in the Enlightenment. He then outlines the role of aesthetics in the theories of religion proposed by Otto, Eliade, van der Leeuw, and Tillich, in the cultural anthropology of Geertz, and in the thought of Santayana, Dewey, Whitehead, Heidegger, and Wittgenstein. In a global context Martin explores the relation of aesthetic theory to religious thought in the traditions of India, China, and Japan and concludes with reflections on the viability of modern aesthetic and religious theory in the light of contemporary cultural and methodological pluralism. Originally published in 1990
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Martin, James Alfred
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BL65.A4
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non fiction
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Princeton Legacy Library
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  • Aesthetics
  • Art and religion
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Aesthetics
  • Art and religion
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Beauty and Holiness : the Dialogue Between Aesthetics and Religion
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter One. The Holiness of Beauty: Classical Western Formulations -- Chapter Two. The Emergence of Aesthetics and Religion in Western Thought -- Chapter Three. Holiness and Beauty in Modern Theories of Religion -- Chapter Four. Aesthetics and Religion in Twentieth-Century Philosophy -- Chapter Five. Holiness and Beauty in Eastern Thought -- Chapter Six. The Contemporary Debate about the End(s) of Art and the End(s) of Religion -- Chapter Seven. Beyond the End of Art and the End of Religion
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unknown
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1 online resource (232 pages).
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online
Isbn
9781400860593
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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remote
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22573/ctt73697c
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  • (OCoLC)884013183
  • (OCoLC)ocn884013183
Label
Beauty and Holiness : the Dialogue Between Aesthetics and Religion
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter One. The Holiness of Beauty: Classical Western Formulations -- Chapter Two. The Emergence of Aesthetics and Religion in Western Thought -- Chapter Three. Holiness and Beauty in Modern Theories of Religion -- Chapter Four. Aesthetics and Religion in Twentieth-Century Philosophy -- Chapter Five. Holiness and Beauty in Eastern Thought -- Chapter Six. The Contemporary Debate about the End(s) of Art and the End(s) of Religion -- Chapter Seven. Beyond the End of Art and the End of Religion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400860593
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt73697c
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884013183
  • (OCoLC)ocn884013183

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