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By Michael P. Murphy

ISBN-10: 0195333527

ISBN-13: 9780195333527

a few critics and students argue for the thought of a exceptionally Catholic number of mind's eye, now not as an issue of doctrine or perhaps of trust, yet relatively as a creative sensibility. They determine the combination of highbrow, emotional, religious and moral assumptions that continue from Catholic trust constitutes a imaginative and prescient of fact that unavoidably informs the artist's imaginitive expression. The idea of a Catholic mind's eye, even though, has lacked thematic and theological coherence. To articulate this instinct is to go the complicated interdisciplinary borders among theology and literature; and, even though students have constructed necessary tools for project such interdisciplinary "border-crossings," particularly few were dedicated to a significant exam of the theological aesthetic upon which those different aesthetics may hinge.

In A Theology of Criticism, Michael Patrick Murphy proposes a brand new framework to raised outline the concept that of a Catholic mind's eye. He explores the various ways that the theological paintings of Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988) delivers the version, content material, and optic for distinguishing this kind of mind's eye from others. on the grounds that Balthasar perspectives paintings and literature accurately as theologies, Murphy surveys a extensive array of poetry, drama, fiction, and picture and units it opposed to valuable facets of Balthasar's theological software. In doing so, Murphy seeks to advance a theology of criticism.

This interdisciplinary paintings recovers the valid position of a unique "theological mind's eye" in serious thought, exhibiting that Balthasar's voice either demanding situations and enhances modern advancements. Murphy additionally contends that postmodern interpretive technique, with its cautious critique of entrenched philosophical assumptions and reiterated codes of that means, isn't the chance to theological which means that many worry. to the contrary, through juxtaposing postmodern severe methodologies opposed to Balthasar's visionary theological diversity, an area is made on hand for literary critics and theologians alike. extra vital, the critic is supplied with the instruments to evaluate, problem, and have a good time the theological mind's eye because it is depicted today.

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