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Pentecostal Aesthetics: Theological Reflections in a Pentecostal Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics. (Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies) Paperback – January 30, 2015
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This book is striking and unusual, coming as it does from a practising artist, and one steeped in the Pentecostal/charismatic tradition. Félix-Jäger seeks nothing less than an 'ontologically grounded' global Pentecostal philosophy of art and aesthetics. The result is an engaging and readable work, offering an imaginative reorientation of the theology and arts field around the person and work of the Holy Spirit. --Jeremy Begbie, Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology at Duke University
The linking of the Holy Spirit with artistic skill by Christian theologians goes back to St Clement of Alexandria in the 2nd century. Dr Félix-Jäger is, therefore part of a long tradition in discussing Pentecostalism and the arts, and he makes a valuable and fascinating contribution to his topic. --Patrick Sherry, Professor Emeritus at Lancaster University
Félix-Jäger's book on 'Pentecostal Aesthetics' is a very welcome addition to the conversation on theology and art. It represents a movement away from the generalized approaches to more specific interaction with theological traditions and the specific practices of these traditions. The book lays out a helpful framework for considering a Spirit based aesthetic and puts this in conversation with other voices. The book both invites and advances a broader conversation on religion and the arts. --William Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary, author of "Poetic Theology: God and the Poetics of Everyday Life" (2011)
About the Author
Steven Felix-Jager, Ph.D. (2014), University of Wales/Glynd r University, is an adjunct professor of theology at Southeastern University and the director of youth ministries at a local church. He has published articles on art and theology, and aesthetics.