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March 27, 2014

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Jason Goroncy

I like the way you 'nuse' your blog to 'think out loud', Jim. This post reminded me of sections in John de Gruchy's book 'Christianity, Art and Transformation, as well as Carolyn Kelly's chapter in my edited volume Tikkun Olam (about which I wrote a little here: http://jasongoroncy.com/2013/12/15/now-available-tikkun-olam-to-mend-the-world/. I trust that you're well.

Jim Gordon

Hello Jason - lest you think it a typo, 'nuse' is a deliberate neologism - aye right Jim :))

More seriously, I'd read anything by De Gruchy and the book you mention is one of my favourites I have read in this area so far, because it is grounded theology, generous in scope, and shows how a theological aesthetic subverts so much that is ugly, broken and dehumanising. Tikkun Olam I haven't got to yet but is on the need to get that list.

I just ordered the SCM Reader for Theological Aesthetics - a post Easter daily reader for me

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SCM-Reader-Theological-Aesthetics/dp/0334029473/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395985871&sr=1-1&keywords=theological+aesthetics+reader

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