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The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth

The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth

by David Bentley Hart

Editorial: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780802829214
Número de páginas: 462
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 12 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-08-08
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The Beauty of the Infinite is a splendid extended essay in "theological aesthetics." David Bentley Hart here meditates on the power of a Christian understanding of beauty and sublimity to rise above the violence -- both philosophical and literal -- characteristic of the postmodern world. The book begins by tracing the shifting use and nature of metaphysics in the thought of Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Lyotard, Derrida, Deleuze, Nancy, Levinas, and others. Hart pays special attention to Nietzsche's famous narrative of the "will to power" -- a narrative largely adopted by the world today -- and he offers an engaging revision (though not rejection) of the genealogy of nihilism, thereby highlighting the