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Good Taste, Bad Taste, and Christian Taste

Frank Burch Brown

in Good Taste, Bad Taste, & Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158724
eISBN:
9780199849567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158724.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Unlike issues of theology and morality, Christians find issues of aesthetic taste to be inconsequential. Taste is not exactly irrelevant to Christians as several congregations have addressed ... More


Styles and Stages of Faith and Art I: The Next Stage

Frank Burch Brown

in Good Taste, Bad Taste, & Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158724
eISBN:
9780199849567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158724.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter notes that it is not impossible that Christians would go to church merely for the music instead of focusing on the doctrines contained in the hymns. John Donne, Anglican preacher and ... More


Aesthetics and Appetite: An Introduction

Denise Gigante

in Taste: A Literary History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106527
eISBN:
9780300133059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106527.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes how romantic gastronomers—the self-proclaimed professors of taste—considered the profoundly physical pleasures of the palate to be the pinnacle of aesthetic appreciation. ... More


Taste: A Literary History

Denise Gigante

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106527
eISBN:
9780300133059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106527.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What does eating have to do with aesthetic taste? While most accounts of aesthetic history avoid the gustatory aspects of taste, this book rewrites standard history to uncover the constitutive and ... More


‘The Work’: An Evaluative Charge

Philip Tagg

in The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?: Reality or Invention?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238256
eISBN:
9781846313615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238256.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the etymological and semantic ramifications of the term ‘work’ and argues that its use, within European music, is linked to the values of one particular ‘community of aesthetic ... More


Wordsworth’s Creation of Taste

Jessica Fay

in Wordsworth's Monastic Inheritance: Poetry, Place, and the Sense of Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198816201
eISBN:
9780191853555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816201.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores the conceptual background against which Wordsworth’s engagement with monastic history developed. It does so by identifying The White Doe of Rylstone as central to Wordsworth’s ... More


From the “Iron Rice Bowl” to the “Rice Bowl of Youth”

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

People usually assume that cosmetic surgery is a privilege of the elite and the rich. However, women who opt for cosmetic surgery come from diverse groups in China. Using ethnographic cases, this ... More


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