Friday, January 28, 2011

Forthcoming Publication: Benedict XVI and Beauty in Sacred Art and Architecture

Four Courts Press has announced the forthcoming publication of Benedict XVI and Beauty in Sacred Art and Architecture, the proceedings of the second Fota International Conference on the sacred liturgy which took place in Ireland in 2009.

That particular conference explored "Joseph Ratzinger’s theology of beauty, with reference to the integral role of art and architecture as the context of liturgical worship."

The volume will include the following papers:

George Cardinal Pell, The Aesthetic Theory of Joseph Ratzinger
Joseph Murphy, The Face of Christ as Criterion for Christian Beauty
Janet E. Rutherford, The ‘Triumph of Orthodoxy’ and the Future of Western Ecclesiastical Art
Daniel Gallagher, The Philosophical Foundations of Liturgical Aesthetics
Dr. Alcuin Reid, Noble Simplicity Revisited
Fr. Uwe Michael Lang, Benedict XVI and the Theological Foundation of Church Architecture
Helen Ratner Dietz, The Nuptial Meaning of Classic Church Architecture
Fr. Neil J. Roy, The Galilee Chapel: A Mediaeval Notion Comes of Age
Duncan Stroik, Benedict XVI and the Architecture of Beauty
Ethan Anthony, New Gothic and Romanesque Catholic Architecture in North America

The title is expected to be published this summer and will be hardbound, 224 pages and priced at €27.00.

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