Art and the Sacred

Richard Viladesau

in Theological Aesthetics

Published in print September 1999 | ISBN: 9780195126228
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853496 | DOI:
Art and the Sacred

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This chapter examines ways in which art mediates the value of the sacred or “holy”. The first part deals with art as the expression or mediation of “general” categorical revelation: the encounter with transcendence or with the sacred in human experience in general. The second part considers art in its relation to the “special” categorical revelation that occurs in Christ and is transmitted through the Christian tradition.

Keywords: theological aesthetics; art; sacred; holy; mediation; transcendence; revelation; Christ

Chapter.  20673 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christian Theology

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