Encounters between different religion traditions can evoke robust aesthetic reactions, each constructive and destructive. On the similar time, the depth and meaningfulness of aesthetic experiences have typically been described in theological phrases. Michelle Voss Roberts, a Christian theologian, brings collectively these insights in her examine of Hindu traditions. On this lecture on her award-winning e-book, she is going to focus on how Hindu theological aesthetics can illuminate the function of artwork and emotion in interfaith understanding.
Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion (Fordham College Press, 2013) is that this yr’s winner of the American Academy of Faith’s Award for Excellence within the Research of Faith: Constructive-Reflective Research. Dr. Michelle Voss Roberts is Affiliate Professor of Theology at Wake Forest College Faculty of Divinity.