Nordic Journal of Religion and the Arts 2010/2011

Edited by Svein Aage Christoffersen, Martin Wangsgaard Jürgensen, and Nils Holger Petersen


Edited by Svein Aage Christoffersen, Martin Wangsgaard Jürgensen, and Nils Holger Petersen

Distributed for Museum Tusculanum Press

300 pages
Paper $52.00 ISBN: 9788763538374 Published May 2012 NFS UK, IRELAND, AND SCANDINAVIA

Transfiguration is a peer reviewed journal offering discussions of the relationship between art forms and Christianity in the European tradition from the early Church until today. There is an increasing interest in the more or less precisely defined religious contexts of the art forms. There is thus a demand for a theological journal that is not limited to the traditional matters within the discipline. The term theology is here used in a broader sense that includes the modes of expression and thought which have come into existence in a historical energy field between religious practice and aesthetic display. With contributions by John D. Caputo, Dorthe Jørgensen, Espen Dahl, Elisabeth Løvlie, Geir Hellemo, Uffe Holmsgaard Eriksen, Mette Birkedal Bruun, Hans Jørgen Frederiksen, Margunn Sandal, Leonora Onarheim, Kresten Thue Andersen, Martin Wangsgaard Jürgensen



The Editors: Introduction

John D. Caputo: The Promise of the World

Dorthe Jørgensen: The Experience of Immanent Transcendence

Espen Dahl: The Ordinary Sublime after Stanley Cavell and Cora Diamond

Elisabeth Løvlie: The Sacrifice of Reading: Aesthetic Experience as Immanent Transcendence

Geir Hellemo: To See with Open Eyes

Uffe Holmsgaard Eriksen: The Poet in the Pulpit: Drama and Rhetoric in the kontakion ‘On the Victory of the Cross’ by Romanos Melodos

Mette Birkedal Bruun: Je ne comprends point cette sorte de mortification: Seventeenth-Century Fascination with La Trappe

Hans Jørgen Frederiksen: Transcendence in the Art of Per Kirkeby

Margunn Sandal: Architecture under the Sky

Leonora Onarheim: Over Your Ruins Grass Will Grow: Reflections on the Ruin Motif and Melancholy in the Works of Anselm Kiefer

Kresten Thue Andersen: “Faust and The New Man”: Metamorphosis and Enchantment in Goethe’s “Faust” and Das Beckwerk’s “The New Man”

Martin Wangsgaard Jürgensen: Among Angels and Teddy Bears: Some Reflections on Contemporary Funerary Art


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