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By L. Clifton Edwards,David Brown

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ISBN-13: 9781498264563

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With an interdisciplinary process, Edwards makes use of literature, aesthetics, international religions, and continental philosophy as avenues into the theology of traditional attractiveness. this is often an epistemological examine our aesthetically charged figuring out of God via nature. Emphasizing our embodied adventure of the realm, Edwards examines the phenomenon of perceptual good looks, whereas wondering conventional notions of God's metaphysical "beauty." Drawing upon Michael Polanyi's philosophy of technology, Edwards explores the human aesthetic and non secular interface with the flora and fauna. This philosophical technique is then associated with the poetic: Polanyi's "tacit wisdom" and Jean-Luc Marion's "saturated phenomena" supply help to Wordsworth's "pregnant imaginative and prescient" of the flora and fauna. This process culminates in a re-envisaging of John Ruskin's typology of normal attractiveness: Ruskin's imaginative and prescient of the realm may be tailored towards an figuring out of usual revelation. Edwards brings this Romantic theology again around the Atlantic in discussion with American nature writers and the uniquely American adventure of desert and "frontier."

"Edwards' inventive paintings provides wanted nuance to the burgeoning frontier of beauty's position in aesthetic theology. His contribution, specifically that good looks is a docent best us into the divine, definitely has its position, and his critique of Augustine's theology is as stimulating in standpoint because it is well-researched in substance."
--Christian T. George, Oklahoma Baptist University

"It is uncommon to discover a theologian who's either prepared and ready to triangulate the research of theology, philosophy, and aesthetics, or even extra infrequent to find that activity performed with intensity and care. Edwards has supplied renewed impetus to take attractiveness heavily as a class for theological mirrored image. this isn't a choice to reject propositional pondering, yet to think about the created context in and from which our considering progresses. the following we're pressed to acknowledge that during doing theology attractiveness is greater than implied--it is required."
--David Hogg, Samford University

L. Clifton Edwards is Adjunct Professor of spiritual reports at Hawai'i Pacific college. His paintings has seemed in Theology at the present time, Irish Theological Quarterly, and American Theological Inquiry. He grew up within the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and because then has lived in different attractive locations together with Alaska, Scotland, and at present, Hawai'i.

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