By Michael P. Murphy
In A Theology of Criticism, Michael Patrick Murphy proposes a brand new framework to raised outline the concept that of a Catholic mind's eye. He explores the numerous ways that the theological paintings of Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988) promises the version, content material, and optic for distinguishing this kind of mind's eye from others. because Balthasar perspectives paintings and literature accurately as theologies, Murphy surveys a large array of poetry, drama, fiction, and movie and units it opposed to relevant elements of Balthasar's theological application. In doing so, Murphy seeks to boost a theology of criticism.
This interdisciplinary paintings recovers the valid position of a special "theological mind's eye" in serious concept, displaying 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 which means, isn't the risk to theological that means that many worry. to the contrary, by means of 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 very important, 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