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Aesthetics and the Divine

CONTENTS

Preface and Acknowledgments........v

Part 1: The Religious Artwork


Chapter 1

The Concept of Religious Art.........3

Part 2: Engaging artists

Chapter 2 - Painting
The Divine Language in the Landscape
Victor Majzner’s “Images of Tanya”.............33

Chapter 3 – Literature

Honouring a Father: Redemption in Ambivalence
Richard Freadman’s Shadow of Doubt – My Father and Myself......61

Chapter 4 - Music
Cleaving to G-d through Dissonance
Felix Werder’s “From the Straits...”...............89

Part 3: Fostering religious art

Chapter 5 – Educating to Religious Art.............121