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Architecture and Theology
The Art of Place

By Murray A. Rae

Architecture and Theology
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Hardback, 305 pages $49.95
Published: 15th December 2017
ISBN: 9781481307635
Format: 9in x 6in


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The dynamic relationship between art and theology continues to fascinate and to challenge, especially when theology addresses art in all of its variety. In Architecture and Theology: The Art of Place, author Murray Rae turns to the spatial arts, especially architecture, to investigate how the art forms engaged in the construction of our built environment relate to Christian faith.  

Rae does not offer a theology of the spatial arts, but instead engages in a sustained theological conversation with the spatial arts. Because the spatial arts are public, visual, and communal, they wield an immense but easily overlooked influence. Architecture and Theology overcomes this inattention by offering new ways of thinking about the theological importance of space and place in the experience of God, the relation between freedom and law in Christian life, the transformation involved in God’s promised new creation, biblical anticipation of the heavenly city, divine presence and absence, the architecture of repentance and remorse, and the relation between space and time. In doing so, Rae finds an ample place for theology amidst the architectural arts.

"Architecture and Theology is more than a much-needed theology of architecture. It is an invitation to renew our understanding of God through the architect's eye. Murray Rae shows us how the built environment and spatial arts can transform the theological imagination. Accept his invitation into this space. God's place in your life will never be the same."

—William Storrar, Director, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton

"Murray Rae is one of the most lucid, no-nonsense, and reliable theologians of his generation, and here he turns his attention to something he is eminently qualified to address. At last, we have a piece of writing on theology and the spatial arts that is genuinely theological while also being immersed in the realities of architectural theory, practice, and history. First-rate in every way."

—Jeremy Begbie, Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology, Duke University

Murray A. Rae is Professor of Theology at the University of Otago in New Zealand.



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Hardback , 305 pages
ISBN:
 9781481307635
Format:
 9in x 6in

BISAC Code:
  ARC005000, ARC016000, REL067000
Imprint:
 Baylor University Press



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