Religion, the arts, and the artist : a postmodern return to an absolutist aesthetic
Wiley, W Brett
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The relationship between religion and aesthetics is a complicated and turbulent one. Though art and religion seemed to be connected during the medieval period and into modern times, a great division eventually resulted from the heightened significance of the artist and art itself and from the loss of absolutes and a general mistrust of religion. However, during the postmodern era, a new group of Christian aesthetes described again a Christian aesthetic that not only expresses an inherent connection between art and religion but also presents the hope of restoration to the forlorn condition of humanity in Western culture and the world.