When Words Fail: God and the World of Beauty
Is there a sharp divide between the ‘sacred’ and the ‘secular’? this book explores how it is possible for human beings to know God, and not just in the more conventional and obvious ways of prayer and sacrament, scripture and theology. ‘When words fail’ – it is then that signs and symbols, images and sounds, pictures and dreams, have to take over. This book points the way to deeper knowlege of God through such other media, especially literature and music, art and architecture.