Maritain and Tillich: Art and religion
Thompson, Raymond Duane
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The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate the relationship between art and religion as found int he thought of Jacques Maritain and Paul Tillich in order to throw light upon the problems of the emergence of tensions and conflicts when art and religion confront each other. Tillich and Maritain are considered separately in the first two parts; in the last part they are brought together for comparison and evaluation. Tillich's position is considered in relation to his notion of the symbol since it is this notion which permeates the whole of his thought and provides the key to his entire system. Religion provides the most significant meaning of, and types of, symbolism; art is one of the most illuminating of all cultural creations in providing insights into ultimate reality. Maritain's concept of art is related especially to his consideration of infused contemplation although other facets of religion are included. Infused contemplation and art are alike in their mode of knowledge (connaturality), superiority, self-sufficiency, and operation by love [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University.
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