ISBN-10:
0801022975
ISBN-13:
9780801022975
Pub. Date:
11/01/2001
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Visual Faith: Art, Theology, and Worship in Dialogue / Edition 1

Visual Faith: Art, Theology, and Worship in Dialogue / Edition 1

by William A. DyrnessWilliam A. Dyrness
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Overview

How can art enhance and enrich the Christian faith? What is the basis for a relationship between the church and visual imagery? Can the art world and the Protestant church be reconciled? Is art idolatry and vanity, or can it be used to strengthen the church? Grounded in historical and biblical research, William Dyrness offers students and scholars an intriguing, substantive look into the relationship between the church and the world of art.

Faith and art were not always discordant. According to Dyrness, Israel understood imagery and beauty as reflections of God's perfect order; likewise, early Christians used art to teach and inspire. However, the Protestant church abandoned visual arts and imagery during the Reformation in favor of the written word and has only recently begun to reexamine art's role in Christianity and worship. Dyrness affirms this renewal and argues that art, if reflecting the order and wholeness of the world God created, can and should play an important role in modern Christianity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801022975
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Series: Engaging Culture
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 190
Sales rank: 997,527
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

William A. Dyrness (D.Theol., University of Strasbourg; Doctorandus, Free University) is professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of many books, including The Earth Is God's: A Theology of American Culture.

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