Liturgy as a Way of Life Embodying the Arts in Christian Worship

ISBN-10: 0801031354
ISBN-13: 9780801031359
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List price: $21.00
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 4/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

How do the arts inform and cultivate our service to God? In this addition to an award-winning series, distinguished philosopher Bruce Ellis Benson rethinks what it means to be artistic. Rather than viewing art as practiced by the few, he recovers the ancient Christian idea of presenting ourselves to God as works of art, reenvisioning art as the very core of our being: God calls us to improvise as living works of art. Benson also examines the nature of liturgy and connects art and liturgy in a new way. This book will appeal to philosophy, worship/liturgy, art, music, and theology students as well as readers interested in engaging issues of worship and aesthetics in a postmodern context, including Christian artists and worship leaders.

Christie Pettit currently works as a counselor of teens, with a specialization in eating disorder recovery. She speaks to groups such as Athletes in Action and writes for publications, including Today's Christian Woman, The Upper Room, and Sports Spectrum. She is also the managing editor of Conversations: A Forum for Authentic Transformation. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Emory University, and the Psychological Studies Institute, Christie lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kevin Vanhoozer is Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.James K. A. Smith is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of Seminars in Christian Scholarship at Calvin College.Bruce Ellis Benson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wheaton College.

Series Preface
Series Editor's Foreword
Preface
Introduction: The Art of Living
The Call and the Response
Deconstructing the Discourse of Art
Improvising like Jazz
On Not Being an Artistic Whore
Becoming Living Works of Art
Index

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