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THE HUMAN WORK OF ART: A THEOLOGICAL APPRAISAL OF CREATIVITY AND THE DEATH OF THE ARTIST. Davor Dzalto. St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, Yonkers, 2014. 160 pp. with 5 ills. 22 x 14 cm. LC 2014-24512 ISBN 9780881415018 In English.
Publisher's description: "Creativity" is not usually a word uttered in the same breath as Orthodox theology. Yet it should be. Orthodox Christianity is part of a living tradition that bears witness to some of humanity's greatest creative achievements from the formulation of Trinitarian theology to the architectural genius of Constantinople's Hagia Sophia. The Human Work of Art explores the place and meaning of human creativity. Dzalto draws from the Orthodox theological framework of John Zizioulas and Nikolai Berdyaev to reveal creativity as a vital part of the human person. His ideas are not merely postulated in an intellectual vacuum but are instead explored in dialogue with the modern art of Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, and others. Dzalto shows us that once creativity is understood as a basic capacity of the human being, we can then begin to understand its potential role in Orthodox ecclesiology, eschatology, and soteriology.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Several Media, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 168452
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