The Beauty of God's House

Essays in Honor of Stratford Caldecott

Edited by Francesca Aran Murphy

The Beauty of God's House

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  • ISBN: 9781620324363
  • Pages: 306
  • Publication Date: 5/23/2014
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The Beauty of God's House

Essays in Honor of Stratford Caldecott

Edited by Francesca Aran Murphy

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781620324363
  • Pages: 306
  • Publication Date: 5/23/2014
  • Retail Price: $36.00
Web Price: $28.80
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781620324363
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 5/23/2014
  • Retail Price: $36.00
Web Price: $28.80
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About-

For thirty years, Stratford Caldecott has been an inspirational figure in liturgy, fantasy literature, graphic novels, spirituality, education, ecology and social theory. Hundreds of people have learned from his spiritual approaches to the great existential questions. The Beauty of God's House is a Festschrift dedicated to him. The book seeks to cover the whole range of Caldecott's interests, from poetics to politics. Anyone interested in the field of theology and the arts will find much to intrigue them in this delightful multi-authored volume. The common core of Stratford's interests is in the beauty of the cosmos and how it reflects the beauty of God. This book is about the beauty of God's "realm," and it conceives God's realm as the arts, politics, liturgy, religions, and human life. It touches on the many places where beauty and spirituality overlap. It is an engagement in theological aesthetics that goes well beyond the "aesthetic."

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This is a splendid book in honor of Stratford Caldecott. . . . Francesca Aran Murphy, rightly comments that though we would not expect to find thematic unity in such a large collection of essays, this one has a theme, the beauty of Christian faith. With his wife, Leonie, Strat has embodied the bond between imagination and Christianity. The grateful reader will find here the reflections of a range of preeminent thinkers, Nicholas J. Healy Jr., Archbishop Francisco Javier Martinez, John Milbank, Aidan Nichols, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, D.C. Schindler, David L. Schindler, and Adrian Walker among them."
--Glenn W. Olsen, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

"Celebrating Stratford Caldecott's indefatigable witness to the beauty of Christ and the riches of the Christian imagination, The Beauty of God's House is full of splendor, bound to be treasured as a primer on theological aesthetics. A gift to those who thirst to see cosmos and not chaos, the volume will delight fans of Stratford's reflections on knowledge and wisdom, Sophia and Mary, Aquinas, von Balthasar, Newman and Tolkien, Christian politics, art, Atheism and Islam."
--Gregory Glazov, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

"This is a truly wonderful, wise, and beautiful collection of essays, one which offers the reader a cogent whole, for all the parts, as it were, converge on the need to present a richer account of the world. . . . And behind the rich offerings on display here stands the inspiration that Stratford Caldcott is to us all. His wisdom, his generosity, his love of beauty and truth, of creation is reflected throughout. I could not recommend the volume highly enough."
--Conor Cunningham, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England

"Though formally centered around the theme of a theological aesthetic, the range of these essays is enormous. From cosmology and ecology to Mariology and ecclesiology, from politics and philosophy to art and interfaith dialogue, these essays will have the widest possible readership in classrooms, and will appeal as well to the general reader who is looking for a thread of grace, faith, and love to unite all of these disciplines in just the way that Stratford Caldecott, to whom the volume is dedicated, had taught us to see them. The star-studded cast of authors adds a special appeal to this tribute."
--John Cavadini, University of Notre Dame du Lac, Notre Dame, IN

Contributors-

Francesca Aran Murphy

Bio(s)-

Francesca Aran Murphy is professor of systematic theology at the University of Notre Dame du Lac. She is the author of God Is Not a Story (2009).

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