1040 pages - nov. 2009
Since the 19th century, we have been content to reiterate how Scripture must be ‘the soul of theology’, as if to warn theologians against wandering away from the Bible into abstractions or systems that are too human. But there was a time when Scripture was not just the soul, but also the body of theology. A time when theologians derived not only ideas from the Bible, but also a language and poetics, to the point where both Scripture and theology were referred to by the same name: ‘Pagina sacra’, sacred page. This was also the time when theology constituted a ‘science’, warmly embracing the light of reason. At that period lived saints with the intelligence of the Franciscan Bonaventure, or the Dominican Thomas Aquinas. From their readings of the Scriptures flowed thousands of written pages about God, as daring as cathedrals, as shimmering as Gothic rose windows. Dialoguing with this period, this volume sets out to rediscover the secret of the continuity between human writing and Divine poetics which produced so many masterpieces in certain forgotten practices: the Book, the Crucifix and the Eucharist. From a reading of the Bible combining faith and criticism, to the aesthetics of the adoration of the Crucifix and Eucharistic Communion, ‘Pagina sacra’ contemplates the Divine Word which joins with the human voice, transmitting the capability to enunciate God. Contemporary and medieval exegeses, the histories of art and culture, literature, literary theory and speculative theology are here brought into play in order to find ‘the key to the feast of old’, which we have all been seeking since Rimbaud.
- Dimensions : 140x210x45
- ISBN : 9782204087872
- Poids : 1140 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : John Milbank