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TitleThe sacred in art : an interpretative study of Bernard Lonergan's theory of art
AuthorO'Neill, Joanne Monica, 1977-
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2003. Religious Studies
Date2003
Paginationv, 113 leaves : ill.
SubjectLonergan, Bernard J. F.--Aesthetics; Lonergan, Bernard J. F.--Criticism and interpretation; Art and religion
DegreeM.A.
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Religious Studies
DisciplineReligious Studies
LanguageEng
NotesBibliography: leaves 109-113
AbstractThis thesis interprets the work of Bernard Lonergan. The objective of the thesis is to explore what it is Lonergan has to say about art and its relation to rehgious meaning. By examining works in which he writes about the aesthetic realm, we are able to come to understand the importance of art for Lonergan and its significance in both religion and in our day-to-day living. The three main texts interpreted are, in chronological order: Insight: A Study of Human Understanding (1957), Topics in Education (1959) and Method in Theology (1972). These are the foundational works on which the thesis stands. After interpreting these texts we then move on to the concluding chapter in which the rehgious dimension is brought forth through a brief biography of Lonergan himself. By reflecting on the impact art had on his hfe and his religious perspective, we are able to fiirther illuminate our understanding of the important connection between the aesthetic and the religious.
TypeText
Resource TypeElectronic resource or dissertation
FormatImage/jpg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera1630338
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
PDF File(14.42 MB) -- http://collections.mun.ca/PDFs/theses/ONeill_JoanneMonica.pdf
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