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Published by Eerdmans Pub. Co. in Grand Rapids, Mich .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Philosophical theology.,
  • Aesthetics -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementDavid Bentley Hart.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBT55 .H37 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 448 p. ;
Number of Pages448
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18727765M
ISBN 100802812546
LC Control Number2003060789

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Beauty, we might say, or artistic beauty at any rate, is a route from the sensuous and particular to the Absolute and to freedom, from finitude to the infinite, formulations that—while they are influenced by Schiller—strikingly recall Shaftesbury, Plotinus, and Plato.   The Beauty of the Infinite is a splendid extended essay in -theological aesthetics.- David Bentley Hart here meditates on the power of a Christian understanding of beauty and sublimity to rise above the violence -- both philosophical and literal -- characteristic of the postmodern world. __. likes. Health/Beauty. See more of __ on FacebookFollowers: In Hart’s own words, the book demonstrates “that one may speak, within the Christian tradition, of a rhetoric of peace, of a practice of rhetoric that is peaceful, because rhetoric and beauty are both already narrated by Christian thought as peace, obedient to a particular understanding of the infinite: beauty is prior to sublimity [tragic beauty] and infinity surpasses totality [the power.