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By Glenn Hughes

As a growing number of humans in North the United States and Europe have distanced themselves from mainstream spiritual traditions over the last centuries, a “crisis of religion” has emerged and garnered a lot consciousness. yet Glenn Hughes, writer of A extra attractive query: The non secular 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 want simply give some thought to the hunt for “alternative” non secular symbolisms, in addition to the expansion of teams espousing fundamentalist non secular viewpoints, to acknowledge that religious issues stay a colourful a part of existence in Western culture.

            Hughes bargains the concept that the trendy “crisis of religion” isn't really a question of vanishing religious issues and effort yet quite in their disorientation, whilst they continue to be pervasive forces in human affairs. and since artwork is the best medium for spiritually evocation, it truly is our most important touchstone for analyzing this religious disorientation, simply because it is still a major resource of suggestion for non secular experience. 

A extra appealing Question is worried with how paintings, and particularly poetry, capabilities as a car of non secular expression in today’s sleek cultures. The publication considers the assembly issues of artwork, poetry, faith, and philosophy, partially via analyzing the remedies of cognizance, transcendence, and artwork within the writings of twentieth-century philosophers Eric Voegelin and Bernard Lonergan. a massive element of A extra attractive Question is dedicated to particular “case experiences” of 3 influential glossy 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 artwork remove darkness from the religious meanings of freedom, and some great benefits 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 services of artwork and poetry with regards to modern confusion approximately transcendent reality—and it meets that target in a way available via the layperson in addition to the coed. by way of reading how the easiest paintings and poetry tackle our want for religious orientation, this ebook makes a priceless contribution to the philosophies of paintings, literature, and faith, and brings deserved recognition to the importance of the “spiritual” within the learn of those disciplines.

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