Theology and the Arts
Encountering God Through Music, Art and Rhetoric
By (author) Richard Viladesau
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Theology and the Arts by Richard Viladesau
Book DescriptionRichard Viladesau's new book takes a look at an inviting topic that has come into increasing prominence in a number of fields lately--including theology. Theology and the Arts explores, in a timely and engaging manner, several aspects of the relations between theology and aesthetics, in both the pastoral and academic realms. The underlying motif of this work is that beauty is a means of divine revelation, and that art is the human mediation that both enables and limits its revelatory power. Using examples from music, pictorial art and rhetoric, the five chapters explore different aspects of the ways that art enters into theology and theology into art, both in pastoral practice, e.g., liturgical music, sacred art and preaching, and in the area of systematic reflection, where, Viladesau contends, art must be recognized as a genuine theological text. Contains a discography of illustrative musical works and lists of internet sights of sacred art and art history resources - a virtual museum - that will complement the text.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780809139279
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Paulist Press International,U.S.
Publisher: Paulist Press International,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard Viladesau
Pathos of the Cross, Hardback (April 2014)
This volume traces how theologies and the arts of the Baroque period stressed the "pathos" of Christ's death on the cross as the means of salvation, and invited believers to an emotional response that binds them to Christ's saving act.
Theological Aesthetics, Paperback (January 2013)
Richard Viladesau explores the role of aesthetic experience in our perception and understanding of the holy.
Triumph of the Cross, Hardback (May 2008)
This is a sequel to Richard Viladesau's well-received study, The Beauty of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts from the Catacombs to the Eve of the Renaissance (2006). It continues his project of presenting theological history by using art as both an independant religious or theological 'text' and as a means of understanding the cultural context for academic theology.
Beauty of the Cross, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Richard Viladesau
In this volume Richard Viladesau seeks to understand the beauty of the cross as it developed in both theology and art from their beginnings until the eve of the renaissance.
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Author Biography - Richard Viladesau
Richard Viladesau, a priest of the diocese of Rockville Centre, holds an S.T.D. degree from the Gregorian University in Rome. He is currently a professor at Fordham University.
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