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Title: Representing the gods: the role of art and feeling
Author: Wynn, Mark
Citation: 36(3), pp.315-331
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Journal: Religious Studies
Date Issued: 2000-09
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10036/49701
Links: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=57035&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S003441250000528X http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=RES&volumeId=36&issueId=03&iid=57028
Abstract: This paper argues that we can fruitfully consider some central issues in philosophy of religion through the lens provided by the literature in aesthetics. Specifically, I argue that Mikel Dufrenne’s theory of representation in the arts can be usefully applied to representations of the sacred. The paper seeks to trace some of the implications of this view for our understanding of religious language and the epistemology of religious belief. It also aims to throw light on the religious power of art, including art which lacks any explicitly religious content.
Type: Article
Description: © 2000 Cambridge University Press
Keywords: aesthetic theoryphilosophy of religionreligionphilosophyrepresentationDufrenne, Mikelart
ISSN: 0034-4125


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