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SENSE AND SPIRITUALITY: THE ARTS AND SPIRITUAL FORMATION. James McCullough. Lutterworth Press, Cambridge, 2015. 146 pp. with 10 ills. 22 x 14 cm. ISBN 9780718894177 In English.
Publisher's description: In Sense and Spirituality, James McCullough offers an account of spiritual formation and how the visual arts might contribute to ongoing Christian discipleship. McCullough claims that there is more involved in proper aesthetic appreciation than like and dislike and argues that a meaningful and sustained appreciation of art leads to spiritual growth. The relationship between theological aesthetics and practical theology is argued to be collaborative, and McCullough proposes the idea that ascesis (spiritual training) can work together with aesthesis (art perception) in order to reap profound spiritual rewards. Understanding aesthetics as "the realm of sense perception" and spiritual formation as "growing capacities to participate in God's purposes," James McCullough suggests how these dynamics can mutually enhance each other, with the arts as an effective catalyst for this relationship. McCullough proposes an analysis of artistic communication and explores exciting examples from music, poetry, and painting, putting theoretical proposals in concrete terms. Sense and Spirituality will engage both those new to the arts and those already deeply familiar with them.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Painting, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 169264
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