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The natural theology of arts confirms that theological arts are inherent in nature and not only when they are explicitly religious - and thus constitute a distinct type of "natural…

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The natural theology of arts confirms that theological arts are inherent in nature and not only when they are explicitly religious - and thus constitute a distinct type of "natural theology". Borrowing from science The position of "critical realism" to justify the claims of truth in art and theology, argues that works of art are complex metaphors conveying the "real presence" of God, even when not described as such. Quoting many examples of literature, painting and music - including Shakespeare's King Lear, a young Vermeer woman with a water jug, the return of Rembrandt's prodigal son, Stephen Cleopory's experience performing Bash in St.

Matthew's passion and Britten rejoicing in pregnancy - the author concludes that the works of art predict With the new creation, suggesting a Trinitarian account of the present God in the creation and reception of such works.

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