Martin Luther's Theology of Beauty

A Reappraisal
Author(s): Mark C. Mattes
Genre: Religion, History
Original Publish Date: Aug 22, 2017
Product Number: EB00696979
Released: Aug 22, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781493410309
Publisher: Baker Academic
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Many contemporary theologians seek to retrieve the concept of beauty as a way for people to encounter God. This groundbreaking book argues that while Martin Luther's view of beauty has often been ignored or underappreciated, it has much to contribute to that quest. Mark Mattes, one of today's leading Lutheran theologians, analyzes Luther's theological aesthetics and discusses its implications for music, art, and the contemplative life. Mattes shows that for Luther, the cross is the lens through which the beauty of God is refracted into the world.

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