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Ruskin's God by Michael Wheeler
Book DescriptionIn this 1999 book, Michael Wheeler challenges critical orthodoxy by arguing that John Ruskin's writing is underpinned by a sustained trust in divine wisdom: a trust nurtured by his imaginative engagement with King Solomon and the temple in Jerusalem, and with the wisdom literature of the Old Testament. In Modern Painters, The Seven Lamps of Architecture and The Stones of Venice, belief in the wisdom of God the Father informed Ruskin's Evangelical natural theology and his celebration of Turner's landscape painting, while the wisdom of God the Son lay at the heart of his Christian aesthetics. Whereas 'the author of Modern Painters' sought to teach his readers how to see architecture, paintings and landscapes, the 'Victorian Solomon' whose religious life was troubled, and who created various forms of modern wisdom literature in works such as Unto this Last, The Queen of the Air and Fors Clavigera, wished to teach them how to live.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521026819
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Wheeler
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Second edition originally published by Longman, 1994. First publisehed by Routledge in 2013.
St John and the Victorians, Paperback (August 2014)
An original study of the influence of the fourth Gospel on nineteenth-century British culture, art, scholarship, literature and music.
Heidegger and Cognitive Science, Hardback (August 2012)
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Old Enemies, Paperback (June 2011)» View all books by Michael Wheeler
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