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Through the Dark Field : The Incarnation Through an Aesthetics of Vulnerability (Paperback) (Susie

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Theological discourse in the West has consistently valued the word over the image. Aesthetics, which discerns the criteria and value of the beautiful and what “pleases the senses,” is the discipline that prioritizes sensual intelligence over the rational; this book advocates a reconsideration of the doctrine of the incarnation through an aesthetics of vulnerability, in which the ethical optics of attention to the vulnerable other becomes the standpoint in which to ponder the significance of “God became human.” Relying on such diverse thinkers as Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Blanchot, Karl Rahner, and Masao Abe, this book explores visual art, images, and poetry as theological sources, designating what Blanchot called “a region where impossibility is no longer deprivation, but affirmation.”
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Art
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Liturgical Pr
Author: Susie Paulik Babka
Language: English
Street Date: February 15, 2017
TCIN: 51689720
UPC: 9780814680735
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-5755
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