Download PDF by Glenn Hughes: A More Beautiful Question: The Spiritual in Poetry and Art

By Glenn Hughes

ISBN-10: 0826219179

ISBN-13: 9780826219176

As a growing number of humans in North the USA and Europe have distanced themselves from mainstream spiritual traditions during the last centuries, a “crisis of religion” has emerged and garnered a lot recognition. yet Glenn Hughes, writer of A extra attractive query: The religious in Poetry and Art, contends that regardless of the withering acclaim for faith-based worldviews, our occasions don't evince a decline in spirituality. One desire basically think of the quest for “alternative” non secular symbolisms, in addition to the expansion of teams espousing fundamentalist spiritual viewpoints, to acknowledge that religious matters stay a colourful a part of existence in Western culture.

            Hughes deals the concept the trendy “crisis of religion” isn't really an issue of vanishing religious issues and effort yet relatively in their disorientation, at the same time they continue to be pervasive forces in human affairs. and since artwork is the simplest medium for spiritually evocation, it really is our most vital touchstone for analyzing this non secular disorientation, simply because it is still a prime resource of thought for non secular experience. 

A extra appealing Question is worried with how artwork, and particularly poetry, capabilities as a automobile of religious expression in today’s smooth cultures. The ebook considers the assembly issues of artwork, poetry, faith, and philosophy, partially via reading the remedies of cognizance, transcendence, and paintings within the writings of twentieth-century philosophers Eric Voegelin and Bernard Lonergan. a massive component to A extra appealing Question is dedicated to particular “case reports” of 3 influential smooth poets: Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, and T. S. Eliot. In those and its different chapters, the publication examines the human desire for creative symbols that evoke the secret of transcendence, the ways that poetry and paintings light up the non secular meanings of freedom, and the advantages of an individual’s loving research of serious literature and art.

A extra appealing Question has a particular aim—to make clear the non secular capabilities of artwork and poetry in terms of modern confusion approximately transcendent reality—and it meets that aim in a fashion available via the layperson in addition to the student. via analyzing how the simplest artwork and poetry handle our want for non secular orientation, this publication makes a helpful contribution to the philosophies of paintings, literature, and faith, and brings deserved awareness to the importance of the “spiritual” within the learn of those disciplines.

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