By Jean-François Racine
Those seven essays supply clean views on attractiveness s function in revelation. every one essay incorporates a hermeneutical strategy knowledgeable through the modern examine of aesthetics. masking a chain of texts within the Hebrew Bible and New testomony, from Adam and Eve within the backyard to Jesus on trial within the Fourth Gospel, the authors have interaction good looks from 3 overarching views: sleek philosophy, contextual feedback, and the postcritical go back to good looks s fundamental traits. the 3 views aren't harmonized yet particularly explored simultaneously to create a quantity with exciting methodological tensions. As this assortment highlights good looks within the narratives of scripture, it opens readers to a mostly unexplored size of the Bible. The individuals are Richard J. Bautch, Jo-Ann A. Brant, Mark Brummitt, David Penchansky, Antonio Portalatín, Jean-François Racine, and Peter Spitaler.
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