By Michael P. Murphy
In A Theology of Criticism, Michael Patrick Murphy proposes a brand new framework to raised outline the idea that of a Catholic mind's eye. He explores the numerous ways that the theological paintings of Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988) provides the version, content material, and optic for distinguishing this kind of mind's eye from others. due to the fact Balthasar perspectives paintings and literature accurately as theologies, Murphy surveys a large array of poetry, drama, fiction, and movie and units it opposed to vital elements of Balthasar's theological software. In doing so, Murphy seeks to improve a theology of criticism.
This interdisciplinary paintings recovers the valid position of a special "theological mind's eye" in severe conception, exhibiting that Balthasar's voice either demanding situations and enhances modern advancements. Murphy additionally contends that postmodern interpretive method, with its cautious critique of entrenched philosophical assumptions and reiterated codes of that means, isn't the chance to theological that means that many worry. to the contrary, through juxtaposing postmodern severe methodologies opposed to Balthasar's visionary theological variety, an area is made to be had for literary critics and theologians alike. extra vital, the critic is supplied with the instruments to evaluate, problem, and have a good time the theological mind's eye because it is depicted today.
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A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination (AAR Academy Series) by Michael P. Murphy