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By Glenn Hughes

As increasingly more 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 cognizance. yet Glenn Hughes, writer of A extra appealing query: The religious 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 purely think of the hunt for “alternative” non secular symbolisms, in addition to the expansion of teams espousing fundamentalist spiritual viewpoints, to acknowledge that non secular issues stay a colourful a part of lifestyles in Western culture.

            Hughes bargains the concept the trendy “crisis of religion” isn't a question of vanishing religious matters 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 best medium for spiritually evocation, it really is our most important touchstone for interpreting this religious disorientation, simply because it is still a first-rate resource of idea for non secular experience. 

A extra attractive Question is worried with how artwork, and particularly poetry, capabilities as a car of non secular expression in today’s sleek cultures. The booklet considers the assembly issues of artwork, poetry, faith, and philosophy, partly via interpreting the remedies of realization, transcendence, and artwork within the writings of twentieth-century philosophers Eric Voegelin and Bernard Lonergan. a big section of A extra attractive Question is dedicated to targeted “case stories” of 3 influential smooth poets: Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, and T. S. Eliot. In those and its different chapters, the booklet examines the human desire for inventive symbols that evoke the secret of transcendence, the ways that poetry and paintings light up the religious meanings of freedom, and the advantages of an individual’s loving research of significant literature and art.

A extra attractive Question has a particular aim—to make clear the non secular features of artwork and poetry on the subject of modern confusion approximately transcendent reality—and it meets that objective in a fashion obtainable by means of the layperson in addition to the coed. through reading how the easiest paintings and poetry handle our desire for religious orientation, this ebook makes a useful contribution to the philosophies of artwork, literature, and faith, and brings deserved cognizance to the importance of the “spiritual” within the examine of those disciplines.

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