Art and Soul Signposts for Christians in the Arts

ISBN-10: 0830826742

ISBN-13: 9780830826742

Edition: 2nd 2001

List price: $34.00
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More Christians than ever before are studying and working in music, painting, sculpture, theater, television, film, architecture and more. Are you one of them?If so, you, like artists in every discipline, face the challenge of working in a way that is both wholly Christian and wholly contemporary. Hilary Brand and Adrienne Chaplin have written this practical and inspirational guide for you.In Art & Soul you'll find encouragement for developing a Christian worldview from which you can approach your craft. Here the best teaching on Christianity and the arts during the past fifty years is digested and reapplied, supported by a wealth of quotes from artists, critics and Christian thinkers.A wide range of illustrations, both historical and contemporary, illuminates the text as Brand and Chaplin explore the conflicting influences on Christians entering or working in the arts. They correlate the major biblical themes of creation, fall and redemption to the business of making art. And they examine the nature and purpose of the arts--along with the way you experience and interpret them. Finally, you'll find helpful guidelines on practicing and developing your art.Here is the book to help you meet the challenges facing you today--both from the world of art and from the world of the church.
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 12/27/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 219
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Preface
Foreword
Foreword
Introduction
Deconstructed, Disillusioned and Distrusted: Conflicting influences on the Christian artist
Art in a post-modern age
Art and the quest for the spiritual
Art and a suspicious church
Garden, Serpent and Sacrifice: Returning to primary sources
Art and the Bible
Art and a playful God
Art and a fallen world
Art and the possibility of redemption
Worldview, Worship and the Work of Art: Applying the Bible to some basic art issues
Art and an integrated worldview
Art as a valid Christian activity
Art as a means of worship
Art in its rightful place
Seeing, Weighing and Interpreting: Some attempts at definition and pointers for assessment
Art and a way of seeing
Art and blurred boundaries
Art and how it works
Art and interpretation
Rooted, Respectful and Real: Some ways forward for Christians in the arts
Art and new technology
Art as honest labour
Art as a proper job
Art as a twenty-first century calling
Notes
List of Illustrations
Further Reading
Useful Contacts
Index
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