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Christianity has repeatedly valued the "Word" over and above the non-verbal arts. Art has been seen through the interpretative lens of theology, rather than being valued for what it can bring to the discipline. 'Explorations in Art, Theology and Imagination' argues that art is crucially important to theology. The book explores the interconnecting themes of embodiment and incarnation, faith and imagination, and the similarities and differences between art and theology. Arguing for a critique that begins with art and moves to theology, 'Explorations in Art, Theology and Imagination' offers a radical re-evaluation of the role of art in Christian discourse.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845530280
ISBN-10: 1845530284
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Ridgwell Austin

Canon Michael Austin served in parishes in Birmingham and Derby before teaching theology at Bishop Lonsdale College (now incorporated into the University of Derby), and trained clergy. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he has been a residentiary canon of both Derby and Southwell cathedrals and has published widely in church history, theology and aesthetics. Before he retired in 1998 he was the Archbishop's Adviser for Bishops' Ministry.