Philip Tallon

in The Poetics of Evil

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199778935
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919109 | DOI:

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This section introduces the key questions of the book : What roles can aesthetics play in theology and philosophy? How can aesthetic and artistic categories illuminate theodicy (defense of God in the face of evil)? As an example of this illumination, it discusses the role Karl Barth saw for Mozart’s music in theodicy. It also offers preliminary definitions of key terms (e.g., theodicy and aesthetics) and explains the book’s intention and overall structure.

Keywords: Barth; Mozart; aesthetic; theodicy; music

Chapter.  4380 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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