Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture: Responses to the Work of David Brown

Hardcover | October 15, 2012

EditorRobert MacSwain, Taylor Worley

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David Brown is a widely-respected theologian who initially made his mark in analytic discussions of Christian doctrine such as the Trinity. With the publication of Tradition and Imagination: Revelation and Change (1999) his career entered a distinctly new phase, focused on theology and thearts. Four related volumes followed, dealing with discipleship, art and icons, place and space, the body, music, metaphor, drama, 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 wayout is to give proper attention to the cultural embeddedness of both.This current volume is the first attempt to assess the significance of this remarkable series, and its contributors include some of the most prominent philosophers, theologians, biblical and literary scholars writing today. Aside from its distinguished interdisciplinary line-up, a distinctivefeature is sustained consideration of Brown's work on popular culture. It thus provides an exciting and substantial treatment of theology, aesthetics, and culture.

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David Brown is a widely-respected theologian who initially made his mark in analytic discussions of Christian doctrine such as the Trinity. With the publication of Tradition and Imagination: Revelation and Change (1999) his career entered a distinctly new phase, focused on theology and thearts. Four related volumes followed, dealing...

Dr. Robert MacSwain is Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Ethics at The School of Theology of the University of the South. Dr. Taylor Worley is Associate Dean for Spiritual Life and Assistant Professor of Christian Thought and Tradition at The School of Theology and Missions at Union University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Robert MacSwain: Introduction: Theology, Aesthetics, and CultureI: Tradition and Imagination: Revelation and Change1. William J. Abraham: Scripture, Tradition, and Revelation: An Appreciative Critique of David Brown2. Richard Viladesau: Revelation, Christ, and Fundamental Theology: David Brown and Karl Rahner in Dialogue3. Margaret R. Miles: The Resurrection of Body: Reimagining Human Personhood in Christian TraditionII: Discipleship and Imagination: Christian Tradition and Truth4. Richard Bauckham: Saints Before and After Death5. Tina Beattie: From Ethics to Eschatology: The Continuing Validity of the New Eve for Christian Doctrine and Discipleship6. Douglas Hedley: Revelation Imagined: Fiction, Truth, and TransformationIII: God and Enchantment of Place: Reclaiming Human Experience7. Gordon Graham: Enchantment and Transcendence: David Brown on Art and Architecture8. Charles Taliaferro: Transcending Place and Time: A Response to David Brown on Enchantment, Epistemology, and Experience9. Mark Wynn: Re-enchanting the World: The Possibility of Materially-Mediated Religious ExperienceIV: God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary10. Kimerer L. LaMothe: I am the Dance : Towards an Earthed Christianity11. Jeremy S. Begbie: Openness and Specificity: A Conversation with David Brown on Theology and Classical Music12. Gavin Hopps: Infinite Hospitality and the Redemption of Kitsch13. Were We Ever Seculara: Interrogating David Brown on Gospel, Blues, and Pop Music14. What if David Brown Had Owned a Televisiona15. Graham Ward: After Ascension: The Body of Christ, Kenosis, and Divine ImpassiblityV: God and Mystery in Words: Experience Through Metaphor and Drama16. David Fuller: A sensibility for the infinite : Metaphor, Symbol, Form, and the Sublime17. Lectio Divinaa18. Ben Quash: The Density of Divine Address: Liturgy, Drama, and Human Transformation19. Ann Loades and Bridget Nichols: The Liturgical Body and the Gift of PresenceDavid Brown: Response: Experience, Symbol, and Revelation: Continuing the ConversationTaylor Worley: Postscript: On Theology s Ekphrastic Mode