Imagine A Vision for Christians in the Arts

ISBN-10: 0830822917
ISBN-13: 9780830822911
Edition: 2001
Authors: Steve Turner
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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 5/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 131
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Imagine art that is risky, complex and subtle!Imagine music, movies, books and paintings of the highest quality!Imagine art that permeates society, challenging conventional thinking and standard morals to their core!Imagine that it is all created by Christians!This is the bold vision of Steve Turner, someone who has worked among artists--many Christian and many not--for three decades. He believes Christians should confront society and the church with the powerful impact art can convey. He believes art can faithfully chronicle the lives of ordinary people and equally express the transcendence of God. He believes that Christians should be involved in every level of the art world and in every media.Yet art and artists have not always been held in high esteem by conservative Christians. Art rarely seems to communicate clear propositional truth, rarely deals with certainties and absolutes. And the lifestyles of artists too frequently seem at odds with the gospel. So the arts have often been discouraged among Christians.Throughout this stimulating book, however, Turner builds a compelling case against such a perspective. He shows that if Jesus is Lord of all of life and creation, then art is not out of bounds for Christians. Rather it can and should be a way of expressing faith in creatively, beautifully, truthfully arranged words, sounds and sights.This stirring call is must reading for every Christian who has been drawn to the arts or been influenced by them.

STEVE TURNER is a performance poet and journalist. Author of several anthologies of adult verse, children's poetry and many rock biographies.

Introduction
The Vision
The Church
The World
The Split
The Bible
The Mind
The Times
The Witness
The Life
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