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Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture: Responses to the Work of David Brown

Robert MacSwain and Taylor Worley

Abstract

David Brown is a widely-respected British theologian who initially made his mark in analytic discussions of Christian doctrine, such as the Trinity. However, with the publication of Tradition and Imagination: Revelation and Change (1999) his career entered a distinctly new phase, focused on theology, imagination, and the arts. Four related volumes followed, dealing with biblical interpretation, Christian discipleship, art and icons, place and space, the body, music, metaphor, drama, liturgy, the sacraments, religious experience, and popular culture. According to Brown, the fundamental thesis u ... More

Keywords: David Brown, Christian doctrine, Trinity, popular culture, revealed theology, natural theology, biblical interpretation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199646821
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646821.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert MacSwain, editor
Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Ethics at The School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

Taylor Worley, editor
Associate Dean for Spiritual Life and Assistant Professor of Christian Thought and Tradition at The School of Theology and Missions at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.

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Introduction

Robert MacSwain

Tradition and Imagination: Revelation and Change

Discipleship and Imagination: Christian Tradition and Truth

God and Enchantment of Place: Reclaiming Human Experience

God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary

God and Mystery in Words: Experience Through Metaphor and Drama

17 Lectio Divina?

Trevor Hart

19 The Liturgical Body and the Gift of Presence

Ann Loades and Bridget Nichols

Response

David Brown

Postscript

Taylor Worley

End Matter