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- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication21/02/2017
- GenreReligion: Comparative, General & Reference
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight412 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Edited byDr. Christopher R. Brewer,Professor Robert MacSwain
- Table Of ContentsEditor's Introduction Christopher R. Brewer Part I Foundations Introduction * In the Beginning Was the Image * Why Theology Needs the Arts * Learning from Pagans Part II The Power of Symbols Introduction * Understanding Symbol * Baptism and Water as Cosmological Symbol *'The darkness and the light are both alike to thee': Finding God in Limited Light and Darkness Part III Artists as Theologians Introduction * The Annunciation as True Fiction * Why the Ascension Matters * Artists on the Trinity Part IV Meaning in Religious Architecture Introduction * Architecture and Theism * Interfaith Dialogue through Architecture * Tensions Between Politics and Religious Symbolism in Architecture * Worshipping with Art and Architecture
- Author BiographyDavid Brown retired from the University of St Andrews as Professor of Theology, Aesthetics and Culture in 2015, having previously held positions at Oxford and Durham. Five major volumes on relations between theology and the arts were published with OUP between 1999 and 2008, with a large edited volume on Durham Cathedral: History, Fabric and Culture (Yale, 2015) his most recent contribution. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2002 and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2012. Christopher R. Brewer is Visiting Scholar at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. He has edited or co-edited three volumes, including Art that Tells the Story. Robert MacSwain is Associate Professor of Theology at the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, USA. The author of Solved by Sacrifice: Austin Farrer, Fideism, and the Evidence of Faith, he has edited or co-edited six other volumes, including Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture: Responses to the Work of David Brown.
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