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Sacred and Profane Beauty: The Holy in Art

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Preface
Beautiful motion. The unity of dance & religion
The breakup of unity
Enmity between dance & religion
Religious dance: influences
Religious dance: harmony
The theological aesthetics of the dance
Movements & countermovements. Holy play
The breakup of unity
The enmity between religion & theater
Influences: harmony
The theological aesthetics of the drama
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Hardcover, 357 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1957)
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Erik Graff
May 25, 2015 Erik Graff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: art critics?
Recommended to Erik by: Robert Neale
Shelves: religion
This book may have been assigned for the first psychology class I took at Union Theological Seminary in New York, a class taught by a teacher with considerable interest in aesthetics. Later I was to read the more philosophical van der Leeuw, his Religion in Essence and Manifestation, with little profit. This book was more accessible in parts.
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Dec 11, 2009 Scott rated it liked it
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For my religious studies class at CNU (RSTD 312 - Religion & Art).

I absolutely despise this book. Whether because of the author's original intent in his native Dutch or because of the poor translation or through some combination of the two, I either do not understand or completely disagree with everything I have read.
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Nov 16, 2009 Erik marked it as to-read
Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 11, as one of Five Books about Art and Beauty.
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Gerardus van der Leeuw was a Dutch historian and philosopher of religion.
He is best known for his work Religion in Essence and Manifestation: A Study in Phenomenology, an application of philosophical phenomenology to religion. It was first published in 1933 under the German title Phänomenologie der Religion and translated into English in 1938.
From 1945–1946 van der Leeuw was minister of Education
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