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Bibil Identifier bibil:152366
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Adoration of the Magi: Matthew 2:1-23 and Theological Aesthetics
Author Viviano, Benedict Thomas
Journal Revue Biblique (Volume: 115, Issue: 4)
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 546-567 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article reexamines Matt 2:1-23 in the light of the late twentieth century movement called theological aesthetics. After briefly sketching the movement with its emphasis on beauty rather than truth or goodness as the starting point for this approach ot theology and the Bible, the article considers the often conflicted relationship between beauty and truth in western civilization and the Bible. It then attempts a close reading of Matthew 2, resulting in a new awareness of how carefully the evangelist has interwoven elements of beauty and ugliness, truth and mendacity into his narrative.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Truth
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Beauty
Pericopes Matthew 2
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