Download A Redemptive Theology of Art PDF

Author :
Publisher : Zondervan Academic
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9780310534372
Pages : 224 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (31 users)

GET EBOOK!

Download A Redemptive Theology of Art PDF by David A. Covington Full Free and published by Zondervan Academic. This book was released on 2018-05-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Redemptive Theology of Art develops a biblical, systematic, and practical theology of aesthetics. It begins with the roots and ontology of aesthetics (vs. "art") and the architecture and narrative of affection and passion, their woes and their glory. Those who would search the Bible find little support for "art" as commonly conceived in the West. The language of aesthetics, applied to the maker’s intentions, the qualities of the work, and the responses of the audience, better addresses the questions of beauty, and better suits the discussion of human actions, beliefs, and culture than the language of art does. The Bible yields more consistent and helpful answers to questions about the broader category of aesthetics than it does to questions about art; leading in turn to better questions and a more practical and theological appreciation of human affections, beauty, and delight, and the many paths by which people, including Christians, pursue them. Using the categories and definitions from Scripture, Covington gives hope and help not only for those who labor in the arts, but for everyone who cares about the passions that motivate us. We were made for God's delight, and, though sin and bondage plague our passions, God can shape our fun, feelings, desires, affections and aversions. Feelings are neither objective nor subjective; they are redeemable. Borrowing key ideas from other Christian writers on the arts or aesthetics, Covington explores the connection between orthodox Protestant theology and a responsible, respectful treatment of arts, artists, and all aesthetic fields of human work and speech.


Download Eye of the Beholder PDF

Author :
Publisher :
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 0310534364
Pages : 240 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (534 users)

GET EBOOK!

Download Eye of the Beholder PDF by David A. Covington Full Free and published by . This book was released on 2018-04-05 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Redemptive Theology of Art develops a biblical, systematic, and practical theology of aesthetics. It begins with the roots and ontology of aesthetics (vs. "art") and the architecture and narrative of affection and passion, their woes and their glory. Those who would search the Bible find little support for "art" as commonly conceived in the West. The language of aesthetics, applied to the maker's intentions, the qualities of the work, and the responses of the audience, better addresses the questions of beauty, and better suits the discussion of human actions, beliefs, and culture than the language of art does. The Bible yields more consistent and helpful answers to questions about the broader category of aesthetics than it does to questions about art; leading in turn to better questions and a more practical and theological appreciation of human affections, beauty, and delight, and the many paths by which people, including Christians, pursue them. Using the categories and definitions from Scripture, Covington gives hope and help not only for those who labor in the arts, but for everyone who cares about the passions that motivate us. We were made for God's delight, and, though sin and bondage plague our passions, God can shape our fun, feelings, desires, affections and aversions. Feelings are neither objective nor subjective; they are redeemable. Borrowing key ideas from other Christian writers on the arts or aesthetics, Covington explores the connection between orthodox Protestant theology and a responsible, respectful treatment of arts, artists, and all aesthetic fields of human work and speech.


Download Placemaking and the Arts PDF

Author :
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9780830888443
Pages : 280 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (83 users)

GET EBOOK!

Download Placemaking and the Arts PDF by Jennifer Allen Craft Full Free and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2018-10-30 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What role does place play in the Christian life? In this STA volume, Jennifer Allen Craft gives a practical theology of the arts, contending that the arts place us in time, space, and community in ways that encourage us to be fully and imaginatively present in a variety of contexts: the natural world, our homes, our worshiping communities, and society.


Download Explorations in Art, Theology and Imagination PDF

Author :
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781134948666
Pages : 192 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (134 users)

GET EBOOK!

Download Explorations in Art, Theology and Imagination PDF by Michael Ridgwell Austin Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christianity has repeatedly valued the "Word" over and above the non-verbal arts. Art has been seen through the interpretative lens of theology, rather than being valued for what it can bring to the discipline. 'Explorations in Art, Theology and Imagination' argues that art is crucially important to theology. The book explores the interconnecting themes of embodiment and incarnation, faith and imagination, and the similarities and differences between art and theology. Arguing for a critique that begins with art and moves to theology, 'Explorations in Art, Theology and Imagination' offers a radical re-evaluation of the role of art in Christian discourse.


Download Unbroken Communion PDF

Author :
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9780585455044
Pages : 212 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (585 users)

GET EBOOK!

Download Unbroken Communion PDF by Kathleen Anne McManus Full Free and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The reality of suffering is the greatest challenge to faith in the goodness of creation and the possibility of salvation. Edward Schillebeeckx not only takes this into account, but dialectically incorporates the reality of suffering into a theology generally defined by its focus on the interrelated themes of creation, salvation, and eschatological hope. In Unbroken Communion, Kathleen Anne McManus, O.P., traces the origins of Schillebeeckx's thought, its development, and its consequences. Schillebeeckx grounds his entire theological project in the promise of a divine/human future made visible in creation and entrusted to human freedom. Because suffering is so tangibly present in human experience, it provides the means, dialectically, of imaging the horizon of our hope. It is thus that Schillebeeckx turns suffering into hope.


Download The Art of Worship PDF

Author :
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781597527156
Pages : 186 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (597 users)

GET EBOOK!

Download The Art of Worship PDF by Paxson Jeancake Full Free and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2006-06-12 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paxson Jeancake's 'The Art of Worship' invites readers to explore the intersection of gospel, art, and worship. Each and every Lord's Day, there is the potential for moments of spiritual illumination and transformation to occur in the lives of God's people. In the midst of corporate worship -- through the artistic media of story, imagery, and expression -- people's eyes can be opened to the beautiful, paradoxical truth of the gospel. Gospel-centered worship, however, does not happen in a vacuum. It is crafted and facilitated by human leadership, informed by biblical inquiry and theological conclusions, and fleshed out in the context of a local culture and community. This book explores all of these various facets of worship to help worship leaders, worship planners, pastors, and laypeople experience and plan gospel-centered worship that is contextual and creative, for the glory of God and the edification of his people.


Download The Art of New Creation PDF

Author :
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781514003275
Pages : 264 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (514 users)

GET EBOOK!

Download The Art of New Creation PDF by Jeremy Begbie Full Free and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2022-03-29 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Creation and the new creation are inextricably bound, for the God who created the world is the same God who promises a new heaven and a new earth. Bringing together theologians, biblical scholars, and artists, this volume based on the DITA10 conference at Duke Divinity School explores how the relation between creation and the new creation is informed by and reflected in the arts.


Download Religion and AIDS Treatment in Africa PDF

Author :
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781317068204
Pages : 320 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (317 users)

GET EBOOK!

Download Religion and AIDS Treatment in Africa PDF by Hansjörg Dilger Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book critically interrogates emerging interconnections between religion and biomedicine in Africa in the era of antiretroviral treatment for AIDS. Highlighting the complex relationships between religious ideologies, practices and organizations on the one hand, and biomedical treatment programmes and the scientific languages and public health institutions that sustain them on the other, this anthology charts largely uncovered terrain in the social science study of the Aids epidemic. Spanning different regions of Africa, the authors offer unique access to issues at the interface of religion and medical humanitarianism and the manifold therapeutic traditions, religious practices and moralities as they co-evolve in situations of AIDS treatment. This book also sheds new light on how religious spaces are formed in response to the dilemmas people face with the introduction of life-prolonging treatment programmes.


Download Images of Redemption PDF

Author :
Publisher : A&C Black
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 056708891X
Pages : 228 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (88 users)

GET EBOOK!

Download Images of Redemption PDF by Patrick Sherry Full Free and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2003-05-01 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After discussing the "arts of redemption" and their rivals, and introducing soteriology, the theology of salvation, Patrick Sherry argues that the Christian "Drama of Redemption" has three Acts. The next five chapters discuss the three Acts, namely salvation history, our present human life, and the life to come. In each case, Sherry explains how art and literature can lead to an understanding of what is at stake here. His main concern is with the present life: hence three of those chapters deal with that phase of redemption, one of them specifically with "novels of redemption." The last substantial chapter of the book takes up the general issue of how art and literature contribute to religious understanding: Sherry argues that they may be primary expressions of religious belief, as well as "illustrations," and that as such they may criticise or complement theology, or in turn be open to criticism themselves from that quarter. Finally, he summarises the main theme and briefly discusses some of the particular problems of assessing the arts of redemption.The book's most distinctive feature is the way in which it uses art and literature as a means of religious and theological understanding. It is not a survey of the arts of redemption, though it uses a wide variety of examples, including ancient Greek drama, Flemish and Italian painting, religious music, and 19th -20th century novels. These examples are used as a tool for understanding what is one of the most difficult areas of theology.


Download The Total Work of Art in European Modernism PDF

Author :
Publisher : Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9780801460975
Pages : 305 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (81 users)

GET EBOOK!

Download The Total Work of Art in European Modernism PDF by David Roberts Full Free and published by Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library. This book was released on 2011-11-15 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this groundbreaking book David Roberts sets out to demonstrate the centrality of the total work of art to European modernism since the French Revolution. The total work of art is usually understood as the intention to reunite the arts into the one integrated whole, but it is also tied from the beginning to the desire to recover and renew the public function of art. The synthesis of the arts in the service of social and cultural regeneration was a particularly German dream, which made Wagner and Nietzsche the other center of aesthetic modernism alongside Baudelaire and Mallarmé. The history and theory of the total work of art pose a whole series of questions not only to aesthetic modernism and its utopias but also to the whole epoch from the French Revolution to the totalitarian revolutions of the twentieth century. The total work of art indicates the need to revisit key assumptions of modernism, such as the foregrounding of the autonomy and separation of the arts at the expense of the countertendencies to the reunion of the arts, and cuts across the neat equation of avant-gardism with progress and deconstructs the familiar left-right divide between revolution and reaction, the modern and the antimodern. Situated at the interface between art, religion, and politics, the total work of art invites us to rethink the relationship between art and religion and art and politics in European modernism. In a major departure from the existing literature David Roberts argues for twin lineages of the total work, a French revolutionary and a German aesthetic, which interrelate across the whole epoch of European modernism, culminating in the aesthetic and political radicalism of the avant-garde movements in response to the crisis of autonomous art and the accelerating political crisis of European societies from the 1890s forward.


Download A Natural Theology of the Arts PDF

Author :
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781351962186
Pages : 210 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (351 users)

GET EBOOK!

Download A Natural Theology of the Arts PDF by Anthony Monti Full Free and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Natural Theology of the Arts contends that the arts are theological by their very nature and not simply when they are explicitly religious - thereby constituting a distinctive kind of 'natural theology'. Borrowing from science the stance of 'critical realism' to justify truth claims in art and theology, it argues that works of art are complex metaphors that convey the 'real presence' of God, even when not labelled as such. Citing numerous examples from literature, painting, and music - including Shakespeare's King Lear, Vermeer's Young Woman with a Water Jug, Rembrandt's Return of the Prodigal Son, and Stephen Cleobury's experiences performing Bach's St Matthew Passion and Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb - the author concludes that works of art anticipate the new creation, thereby suggesting a Trinitarian account of the God present in the creation and reception of such works.


Download ThirdWay PDF

Author :
Publisher :
Release Date :
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 32 pages
Rating : 4./5 ( users)

GET EBOOK!

Download ThirdWay PDF by Full Free and published by . This book was released on 1992-05 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Monthly current affairs magazine from a Christian perspective with a focus on politics, society, economics and culture.


Download Art and Faith PDF

Author :
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9780300254143
Pages : 184 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (3 users)

GET EBOOK!

Download Art and Faith PDF by Makoto Fujimura Full Free and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2021-01-05 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From a world-renowned painter, an exploration of creativity’s quintessential—and often overlooked—role in the spiritual life “Makoto Fujimura’s art and writings have been a true inspiration to me. In this luminous book, he addresses the question of art and faith and their reconciliation with a quiet and moving eloquence.”—Martin Scorsese “[An] elegant treatise . . . Fujimura’s sensitive, evocative theology will appeal to believers interested in the role religion can play in the creation of art.”—Publishers Weekly Conceived over thirty years of painting and creating in his studio, this book is Makoto Fujimura’s broad and deep exploration of creativity and the spiritual aspects of “making.” What he does in the studio is theological work as much as it is aesthetic work. In between pouring precious, pulverized minerals onto handmade paper to create the prismatic, refractive surfaces of his art, he comes into the quiet space in the studio, in a discipline of awareness, waiting, prayer, and praise. Ranging from the Bible to T. S. Eliot, and from Mark Rothko to Japanese Kintsugi technique, he shows how unless we are making something, we cannot know the depth of God’s being and God’s grace permeating our lives. This poignant and beautiful book offers the perspective of, in Christian Wiman’s words, “an accidental theologian,” one who comes to spiritual questions always through the prism of art.


Download Beholding Beauty PDF

Author :
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781666722420
Pages : 212 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (666 users)

GET EBOOK!

Download Beholding Beauty PDF by Jason R. McConnell Full Free and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2022-03-15 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beholding Beauty: Worshiping God through the Arts casts a vision for how the church can integrate a theology of beauty and aesthetics into its worship practices. Unlike other books that only explore beauty and aesthetic in the abstract, Beholding Beauty is a practical theology that inspires Christians to intentionally incorporate the arts into their everyday lives and their church’s weekly worship services. It is specifically designed for pastors and worship leaders who wish to craft theologically coherent, aesthetically invigorating, and artistically stimulating worship services and for all Christians who desire to contemplate the nature of beauty and art from a biblical, theological, and liturgical perspective. Whether you are an accomplished artist or a novice to the art world, this book will deepen your understanding of God as the original artist who uniquely calls human beings to cocreate with him. It will challenge your presuppositions and convictions about the place of beauty and art in the Christian life and the life of the church. It encourages Christian artists to be even more creative and prolific, and it compels non-artists to consider the artistic gifts and talents God has given them.


Download Hans Urs Von Balthasar and the Phenomenology of Art PDF

Author :
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781793645500
Pages : 221 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (793 users)

GET EBOOK!

Download Hans Urs Von Balthasar and the Phenomenology of Art PDF by Brett David Potter Full Free and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-09-23 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book uncovers the theological aesthetics of Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905–1988), by sketching out a phenomenological approach to art and revelation, providing unexpected resources for a contemporary theology of art.


Download Taking Off Roofs and Building Bridges PDF

Author :
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781666733860
Pages : 181 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (666 users)

GET EBOOK!

Download Taking Off Roofs and Building Bridges PDF by Alan J. Pihringer Full Free and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2022-09-27 with total page 181 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why don’t they believe the same things I do? Why don’t they see things my way? We get frustrated when people hold differing opinions from ours or view life’s major issues from conflicting angles. Their system of belief (their worldview) seems foreign to us as they filter the events of this world in ways that we would never have imagined and then come to conclusions that we would never even consider. When other peoples’ worldviews contradict ours, both of us cannot be right. Is there a way to account for the differences and determine if one is right and the other wrong? For the Christian especially, can we defend the Christian worldview in a way that upholds our entire system of belief and then opens the door to share the gospel with those who believe differently from us? The method of worldview apologetics enables the Christian to expose the faults in other worldviews, demonstrate the truth of the Christian worldview, and build a bridge for others to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. Both scholarly and practical, worldview apologetics equips the Christian to assess and critique differing belief systems and fulfill the call to Great Commission outreach.


Download Pentecostal Aesthetics PDF

Author :
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9789004291621
Pages : 236 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (4 users)

GET EBOOK!

Download Pentecostal Aesthetics PDF by Steven Felix Full Free and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2015-02-04 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pentecostals have not sufficiently worked out a distinctively Pentecostal philosophy of art and aesthetics. In Pentecostal Aesthetics, with a foreword by Amos Yong, Steven Félix-Jäger corrects this by reflecting theologically on art and aesthetics from a global Pentecostal perspective, particularly through a pneumatic Pentecostal lens.