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By Glenn Hughes

As an increasing number of humans in North the USA and Europe have distanced themselves from mainstream spiritual traditions during the last centuries, a “crisis of religion” has emerged and garnered a lot consciousness. yet Glenn Hughes, writer of A extra appealing query: The religious in Poetry and Art, contends that regardless of the withering approval for faith-based worldviews, our occasions don't evince a decline in spirituality. One want basically give some thought to the hunt for “alternative” spiritual symbolisms, in addition to the expansion of teams espousing fundamentalist non secular viewpoints, to acknowledge that non secular issues stay a colourful a part of lifestyles in Western culture.

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

A extra attractive Question is anxious with how artwork, and particularly poetry, services as a motor vehicle of non secular expression in today’s smooth cultures. The ebook considers the assembly issues of paintings, poetry, faith, and philosophy, partly via reading the remedies of recognition, transcendence, and paintings within the writings of twentieth-century philosophers Eric Voegelin and Bernard Lonergan. an enormous component of A extra attractive Question is dedicated to distinctive “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 want for creative symbols that evoke the secret of transcendence, the ways that poetry and paintings light up the religious meanings of freedom, and some great benefits of an individual’s loving examine of significant literature and art.

A extra attractive Question has a particular aim—to make clear the non secular features of paintings and poetry in terms of modern confusion approximately transcendent reality—and it meets that objective in a way obtainable by means of the layperson in addition to the student. through studying how the simplest paintings and poetry handle our want for non secular orientation, this ebook makes a invaluable contribution to the philosophies of artwork, literature, and faith, and brings deserved cognizance to the importance of the “spiritual” within the learn of those disciplines.

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