Dear blog: I’m sorry I’ve neglected you. This will change in the near future.
However, in my defense, I have been avidly reading (and in some cases re-reading) some great books in the midst of a truckload of essay-writing. Some of them were written in the 1980s, which as it turns out was a fairly fruitful period for theology… the rest are a mixed bag. But in my mind, they are all relevant to theological aesthetics. Here’s what’s currently on my bookshelf, some drawn from course syllabi, others I’ve happened upon which are gradually percolating into papers:
Alejandro Garcia-Rivera, A Wounded Innocence
David Tracy, The Analogical Imagination
George Lindbeck, The Nature of Doctrine
Hans Urs von Balthasar, Explorations in Theology v. II
John Dillenberger, A Theology of Artistic Sensibilities
Aidan Nichols, Redeeming Beauty
Benedetto Croce, The Essence of Aesthetic
Jacques Maritain, Art and Scholasticism
Ephraim Radner, The End of the Church
Still trying to make a dent in this pile… Any light reading suggestions for the holidays?