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Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs)
Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs) Carol Harrison 0198263422 9780198263425 This book places Saint Augustines theology in a new and illuminating context by considering what he has to say a
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Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs) by Carol Harrison

This book places Saint Augustines theology in a new and illuminating context by considering what he has to say about beauty. It demonstrates how a theological understanding of beauty revealed in the created, temporal realm enabled Augustine to form a positive appreciation of this realm and the healing power within it. It therefore reintroduces aesthetics alongside philosophy and ethics in Augustines treatment of God. Unlike previous works, it shifts the emphasis away from Augustines early and most theoretical treatises to his mature reflection as a bishop and pastor on how God communicates with fallen man. Using his theory of language as a paradigm, it shows how divine beauty, revealed in creation and history, serves to inspire fallen mans faith, hope, and most especially his love--thereby reforming him and restoring the form or beauty he had lost.

Author: Carol Harrison

Language: English

Edition: illustrated

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Clarendon Press

Publication Date: 1992-09-24

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ISBN: 0198263422
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Carol Harrison (Edition: illustrated) Hardcover