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Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture

Edited by Robert MacSwain and Taylor Worley

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199646821
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744853 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646821.001.0001
Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture

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David Brown is a widely-respected British theologian who initially made his mark in analytic discussions of Christian doctrine, such as the Trinity. However, with the publication of Tradition and Imagination: Revelation and Change (1999) his career entered a distinctly new phase, focused on theology, imagination, and the arts. Four related volumes followed, dealing with biblical interpretation, Christian discipleship, art and icons, place and space, the body, music, metaphor, drama, liturgy, the sacraments, religious experience, and popular culture. According to Brown, the fundamental thesis underlying all five volumes is that both natural and revealed theology are in crisis, and the only way out is to give proper attention to the cultural embeddedness of both. This book attempts to assess the significance of this remarkable series, and a distinctive feature is sustained consideration of Browns analysis of popular culture.

Keywords: David Brown; Christian doctrine; Trinity; popular culture; revealed theology; natural theology; biblical interpretation

Book.  336 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christian Theology

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