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Saving Beauty: A Theological Aesthetics of Nature

Saving Beauty: A Theological Aesthetics of Nature

Kathryn B. Alexander argues that natural beauty is a source of religious insight into the need and way of salvation, and this project develops a theological aesthetics of nature and beauty with an aim toward cultivating a theological and ethical framework for redeemed life as participation in ecological community.
 
With interdisciplinary verve, engaging systematic, philosophical, and art theory systems of aesthetics, the volume fosters the cultivation of the sense of beauty through creative, religious, and sacramental experience. All three types, in fact, are critically necessary, as the author argues, in eliciting hope for ecological redemption. This volume makes a vital contribution to the systematic and philosophical framework for ecological theology, aesthetics, and theological ethics.

$39.00

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781451472233
  • eBook ISBN 9781451487565
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 192
  • Publication Date August 1, 2014
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