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Return to Book Page. Maritain provides a strong dissenting perspective on the lazy, self-flattering artistic assumptions of the past two centuries. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published June 26th by Kessinger Publishing first published July More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details.
More filters. Sort order. Really dense in the first few chapters just like the Schoolmen he imitates , but plugging through them is worth it for the chapter on Christian Art and the chapter on Beauty. PS somehow, he manages to like Erik Satie. May 15, Lydia Holt rated it it was amazing. I feel like I was meant to read this book my whole life. If you are an artist of any kind well, if you are a human you need to read this book.
No form of art, however perfect, can encompass beauty within its limits, as the Virgin contained her Creator. The artist is faced with Amazing. The artist is faced with an immense and lonely sea,. Along with Orthodoxy, this book belongs up on top of my favorite nonfiction reads. It puts into words everything you know only in your guts.
Quite a philosophical and artistic feat. May 19, Daniel Goodman rated it really liked it Shelves: philosophy. A delightful little book that some how managed to make me want to live virtuously and search out beautiful things. The first few chapters are quite dense and require extra attentiveness. The book as a whole is filled with brilliant lines, metaphors, and concepts that helped make sense of the world akin to that of Chesterton or Lewis.
The sections on the purpose of art, the beauty of God, and religious art proved to be my favorite. This is the type of book where I am left feeling like I only un A delightful little book that some how managed to make me want to live virtuously and search out beautiful things. This is the type of book where I am left feeling like I only understood a fraction of the content—not because it is verbose, but because it is paradigm shifting.
I could easily return to the book again and again and glean new insight. Will review later. Sep 04, Tyler rated it it was amazing. One of the most intellectually stimulating books I've read in a while. Thomas has something to say to painters and poets, not just philosophers.
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Readers also enjoyed. About Jacques Maritain. Jacques Maritain. Eliot once called Jacques Maritain "the most conspicuous figure and probably the most powerful force in contemporary philosophy. Maritain studied under Henri Bergson but was dissatisfied with his teacher's philosophy, eventually finding certainty in the system T.
Maritain studied under Henri Bergson but was dissatisfied with his teacher's philosophy, eventually finding certainty in the system of St. Thomas Aquinas. Appointed French ambassador to the Vatican in , he resigned in to teach philosophy at Princeton University, where he remained until his retirement in He was prominent in the Catholic intellectual resurgence, with a keen perception of modern French literature.
Although Maritain regarded metaphysics as central to civilization and metaphysically his position was Thomism, he took full measure of the intellectual currents of his time and articulated a resilient and vital Thomism, applying the principles of scholasticism to contemporary issues. In , Maritain was honored by the French literary world with the national Grand Prize for letters. He learned of the award at his retreat in a small monastery near Toulouse where he had been living in ascetic retirement for some years.
In it, Maritain attacked the "neo-modernism" that he had seen developing in the church in recent decades, especially since the Second Vatican Council. According to Jaroslav Pelikan, writing in the Saturday Review of Literature, "He laments that in avant-garde Roman Catholic theology today he can 'read nothing about the redeeming sacrifice or the merits of the Passion. But now, all of that is being discarded, along with the idea of hell, the doctrine of creation out of nothing, the infancy narratives of the Gospels, and belief in the immortality of the human soul.
The project of publishing Oeuvres Completes of Jacques and Raissa Maritain has been in progress since , with seven volumes now in print. Books by Jacques Maritain. As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of young ad Read more Trivia About Art and Scholasti No trivia or quizzes yet.
Quotes from Art and Scholasti Everything, sacred and profane, belongs to it. The art he wants for himself is Art, with all its teeth.
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Art and Scholasticism
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Art and Scholasticism, and the Frontiers of Poetry
Like T. Maritain provides a strong dissenting perspective on the lazy, self-flattering artistic assumptions of the past two centuries. Art and Scholasticism influenced some of the greatest Christian artists of the twentieth century, including T. May it have such a generative impact in our own time. Understanding that the beauty of art is rooted in the transcendental property of Being, Maritain explores how artists must be disciplined by the habitus of their craft if their art is to be of more than ephemeral value. In showing the right relationship between art and morality, Maritain saves art from being reduced to propaganda, while at the same time challenging the artist to bring the wholeness of his humanity including his faith to making of the work.
Art and Scholasticism With Other Essays
Jacques Maritain — , French philosopher and political thinker, was one of the principal exponents of Thomism in the twentieth century and an influential interpreter of the thought of St Thomas Aquinas. Jacques Maritain was born on November 18, in Paris. He was initially attracted to the philosophy of Spinoza. Both were struck by the spiritual aridity of French intellectual life and made a vow to commit suicide within a year should they not find some answer to the apparent meaninglessness of life. They returned to France in the summer of , and it was at this time that the Maritains explicitly abandoned bergsonisme and Jacques began an intensive study of the writings of Thomas Aquinas. He became full Professor in and, in , was appointed to the Chair of Logic and Cosmology, which he held until In his early philosophical work e.
Art and Scholasticism and the Frontiers of Poetry. Translated by Joseph W. Evans
Eliot once called Jacques Maritain "the most conspicuous figure and probably the most powerful force in contemporary philosophy. Maritain studied under Henri Bergson but was dissatisfied with his teacher's philosophy, eventually finding certainty in the system of St. Thomas Aquinas. Appointed French ambassador to the Vatican in , he resigned in to teach philosophy at Princeton University, where he remained until his retirement in