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Theology, Aesthetics, and CultureResponses to the Work of David Brown$
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Robert MacSwain and Taylor Worley

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199646821

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646821.001.0001

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Enchantment and Transcendence: David Brown on Art and Architecture

Enchantment and Transcendence: David Brown on Art and Architecture

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(p.91) 7 Enchantment and Transcendence: David Brown on Art and Architecture
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Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture
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Gordon Graham

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646821.003.0008

What David Brown calls his ‘overarching theme’ is to trace all the ways ‘in which God can come sacramentally close to his world and vouchsafe experience of himself through the material.’ This chapter is almost exclusively concerned with God and Enchantment of Place, and with a central topic that runs throughout the book — the contrast between immanence and transcendence. It examines Brown's account of iconography and architecture in the light of this distinction, and argues that his treatment of immanence and transcendence shares a weakness of modern aesthetics by emphasizing passive aesthetic experience over active artistic participation. Lending a proper emphasis to performing as well as productive arts implies important amendments to the treatment of his theme.

Keywords:   David Brown, Apollonian, immanence, transcendence, action, aesthetic experience, architecture, Dionysian, icons, Nietzsche

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