ReviewsThe book not only disturbs our understanding of aesthetics but also raises the question of how we can bring art in dialogue with theology. Küster challenges the boundary between the secular and the sacred and invites us to discern God’s presence in arts and culture. This is because the generative themes of human life, such as birth, violence, hatred, terror as well as love, joy, and friendship, he says, are dealt with by artists and theologians alike.
International Journal of Asian Christianity
This important new book is a creative effort by Volker Küster to reconfigure and transform theology using ethics and aesthetics. The author, Professor of Religion and Intercultural Theology at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, is a well-known contextual theologian. His work on Minjung theology in Korea and in engaging other contextual theologies in intercultural dialogue has been outstanding.
This book is a must-read for anyone who is interested in transforming and reformulating theology for the 21st century. It will be useful both in the classroom and in research on evolving contextual theologies.
A valuable depiction of the importance of art for responding to suffering.