Beauty Will Save the World: Recovering the Human in an Ideological Age / Digital original - eBook
Beauty Will Save the World: Recovering the Human in an Ideological Age / Digital original - eBook  -     By: Gregory Wolfe
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Beauty Will Save the World: Recovering the Human in an Ideological Age / Digital original - eBook

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781497620865
ISBN-13: 9781497620865

Publisher's Description

Culture, Not Politics


We live in a politicized time. Culture wars and increasingly partisan conflicts have reduced public discourse to shouting matches between ideologues. But rather than merely bemoaning the vulgarity and sloganeering of this era, says acclaimed author and editor Gregory Wolfe, we should seek to enrich the language of civil discourse. And the best way to do that, Wolfe believes, is to draw nourishment from the deepest sources of culture: art and religious faith.

Wolfe has been called "one of the most incisive and persuasive voices of our generation," and this penetrating and wide-ranging book makes a powerful case for the importance of beauty and imagination to cultural renewal. He begins by tracing his own journey from a young culture warrior bent on attacking the modern world to a career devoted to nurturing the creation of culture through contemporary literature and art that renew the Western tradition. Along the way, Wolfe finds in Renaissance Christian humanists like Erasmus and Thomas More—and their belief that imagination and the arts are needed to offset the danger of ideological abstractions— a "distant mirror" in which to see our own times.


Author Bio

Gregory Wolfe is the founder and editor of Image, one of America’s leading journals of literature and the arts. His books include Intruding upon the Timeless, Malcolm Muggeridge, and Sacred Passion. In 2005 he served as a judge in nonfiction for the National Book Awards. Wolfe serves as writer in residence at Seattle Pacific University, where he directs the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. He and his family live in Seattle.

 

Editorial Reviews

"[Wolfe writes] to get to the roots, the radices, of our cultural dilemma. And his hopeful answer . . . is captured in the disarming title of his new book, Beauty Will Save the World. . . . While Wolfe is partly engaged here in re-grounding the term conservatism, he is perhaps more comfortable borrowing the older notion of Christian humanism, that of Thomas More and Erasmus. . . . As Wolfe suggests, we must begin to imagine another way, one that frees us to cultivate our surroundings and truly make things new." American Conservative

"An excellent book . . . A lengthy meditation on, and defense of, beauty as a necessary—and perhaps preeminent—transcendent for today"s culture . . . At once autobiography, cultural criticism, and a call to quietly but confidently man the easels in a world that would rather pick up a megaphone and head to the streets." Comment magazine
 

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