Beauty and Holiness: The Dialogue Between Aesthetics and Religion

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In this broad historical and critical overview based on a lifetime of scholarship, James Alfred Martin, Jr., examines the development of the concepts of beauty and holiness as employed in theories of aesthetics and of religion. The injunction in the Book of Psalms to "worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness" addressed a tradition that has comprehended holiness primarily in terms of ethical righteousness--a conception that has strongly influenced Western understandings of religion. As the author points out, however, the ...

Beauty and Holiness: The Dialogue Between Aesthetics and Religion 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691632803

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Beauty and Holiness: The Dialogue Between Aesthetics and Religion 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

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Beauty and Holiness: The Dialogue Between Aesthetics and Religion 1990, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691073576

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