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Ellis, Fiona (2010) Scruton’s Wagner on God, Salvation, and Eros. British Journal of Aesthetics, 50 (2), pp. 169-187. [Journal Article]

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    I examine Roger Scruton's account of the religious and soteriological significance of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde. The relation between Scruton and Wagner remains unclear, and the position at issue is a curious amalgam of the two. I refer to its author as ‘Scruton's Wagner’. Scruton's Wagner argues that erotic love has religious and soteriological significance, and that the notions of religion and salvation are to be defined in terms which are shorn of any reference to God. I argue that there may be good reasons for setting these limits short of God, but that Scruton's Wagner does not provide them.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Aesthetics
    Department: Philosophy
    Depositing User: Dr Fiona Ellis
    Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2010 14:57
    Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 11:12
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/317

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