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Those seven essays provide clean views on attractiveness s position in revelation. each one essay contains a hermeneutical technique knowledgeable by means of the modern research of aesthetics. overlaying a chain of texts within the Hebrew Bible and New testomony, from Adam and Eve within the backyard to Jesus on trial within the Fourth Gospel, the authors interact good looks from 3 overarching views: smooth philosophy, contextual feedback, and the postcritical go back to good looks s basic traits. the 3 views aren't harmonized yet really explored at the same time to create a quantity with exciting methodological tensions. As this assortment highlights good looks within the narratives of scripture, it opens readers to a principally unexplored size of the Bible. The individuals are Richard J. Bautch, Jo-Ann A. Brant, Mark Brummitt, David Penchansky, Antonio Portalatín, Jean-François Racine, and Peter Spitaler.

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2. Perceiving Beauty in Mark 5 For my aesthetic analysis, I have selected the Markan tale of the healing of the hemorrhaging woman and the resurrection of Jairus’s daughter (5:21– 43). This text is a Gospel narrative whose two positive conclusions contribute to a pleasurable reading, in addition to the intellectual engagement with its elaborated plot. Two difficult situations producing human pain and suffering are addressed by Jesus and find a resolution. Although both are separated cases, without directly touching each other, they are intertwined in the narration, the second story being “intercalated” (Malbon 2008, 40) or “sandwiched” (Witherington 2001, 184) within the first one.

Hegel, Arthur Schopenhauer, Derrida, and Lyotard on the sublime, the toolbox displayed here could be refined and updated, especially in regard to the relationship between the sublime and 22 BEAUTY AND THE BIBLE the beautiful. Finally, to prove its validity, the approach will need to be tried on other passages from biblical literature. Works Cited Ashfield, Andrew, and Peter de Bolla, eds. 1996. The Sublime: A Reader in British Eighteenth-Century Aesthetic Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kant, Immanuel. 2000. Critique of the Power of Judgment. Edited by Paul Guyer. Translated by Paul Guyer and Eric Matthews. The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant. New York: Cambridge University Press. Keats, John. 1950. English Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Movement. Edited by George Woods. Chicago: Scott Foresman. Longinus. 1995. On the Sublime. Edited and translated by W. Hamilton Fyfe. Revised by Donald Russell. LCL 199. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Marks, Herbert. 1990.

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