Beauty and Meaning
The T. S. Eliot Lectures of the Most Reverend Anthony Bloom
Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh
Hardback |160 pp |234 x 156 mm
eBook |160 pp
‘This book has all the characteristic strengths of Metropolitan Anthony’s writing; it is lively and sometimes witty, relaxed and conversational, but also insistently challenging, even uncompromising … It offers a profoundly valuable bridge between the world of faith and the world of contemporary thought and perception, a model of generous, intelligent dialogue.’
Beauty and Meaning publishes, for the first time, the sixteenth T. S. Eliot Memorial Lectures, written and delivered by The Most Reverend Metropolitan Anthony Bloom at the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom, on consecutive evenings from the 1st to the 4th of November 1982.
The first lecture addresses Meaning, and the ways we relate to things only insofar as they mean something to us. In the second and third lectures, Metropolitan Anthony discusses Beauty and its moral characteristics. The fourth lecture considers Ugliness, its significance and creative potential. These remarkable texts recall the profound spiritual wisdom, the wit and the compassion, of one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers and broadcasters on the Christian life.
The book is enhanced with a Foreword by former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, and helpful footnotes by the collection’s editor, James Heywood.