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

By Glenn Hughes

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

            Hughes bargains the concept that the fashionable “crisis of religion” isn't really a question of vanishing religious issues and effort yet quite 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's our most vital touchstone for reading this religious disorientation, simply because it is still a major resource of idea for non secular experience. 

A extra attractive Question is anxious with how paintings, and particularly poetry, capabilities as a motor vehicle of non secular expression in today’s sleek cultures. The booklet considers the assembly issues of paintings, poetry, faith, and philosophy, partially via reading the remedies of realization, transcendence, and paintings within the writings of twentieth-century philosophers Eric Voegelin and Bernard Lonergan. a massive component of A extra attractive Question is dedicated to certain “case reviews” of 3 influential glossy poets: Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, and T. S. Eliot. In those and its different chapters, the ebook examines the human want for creative symbols that evoke the secret of transcendence, the ways that poetry and artwork remove darkness from the religious meanings of freedom, and some great benefits of an individual’s loving learn of significant literature and art.

A extra attractive Question has a particular aim—to make clear the non secular features of paintings and poetry with regards to modern confusion approximately transcendent reality—and it meets that aim in a way obtainable via the layperson in addition to the student. by means of analyzing how the simplest paintings and poetry deal with our want for religious orientation, this e-book makes a worthwhile contribution to the philosophies of artwork, literature, and faith, and brings deserved realization to the importance of the “spiritual” within the examine of those disciplines.

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