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Posted November 5, 2013
The title says it all. Schaeffer talks about different forms of
The title says it all. Schaeffer talks about different forms of art and what the Bible has to say about art in general. He argues how important it is, even just for enjoyment and backs up his argument with Scripture. He also goes into how we should view and create art. This book was amazing! I've learned so much and it has made me think differently about art, I'll have to read it again. I love how Schaeffer truly expresses the freedom we're supposed to have as Christians, but also touches on our responsibilities. This book was so enlightening and encouraging! I loved his easy, understandable way/style of writing. Yes, there may have been a word or two (or three) I had to look up, but it was much, much easier to read than I expected. Highly recommend it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 31, 2005
A great place to begin an investigation of art
Schaeffer's little pamphlet is a great place to start an investigation of the Christian worldview as applied to the arts. Though the first portion of the work engages a dated theological question (essentially no one debates anymore the question of whether or not the production and appreciation of art are consistent with the Christian life) the second portion of the work towards a definition of art is quite germane. In the post modern world, with wide cultural acceptance that the relativistic creeds of deconstructionism, existentialism, nihilism, &c. are settled truths (insofar as there can be 'truths' in such worldviews), a definition and discussion of art stemming from ultimate and objective truth is critically needed - ¿Art and the Bible¿ begins to fill such a need. As a tiny work, it can only preliminarily engage on the issue, but it does at least offer the reader dissatisfied with the generally accepted contemporary approach to art a sense that saying against such absurdity ¿here I stand, I can do no other¿ is not a flat earth flavored position. If at the end of 'Art and the Bible' you are hungry for more, follow it with Vieth¿s ¿State of the Arts¿.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 11, 2000
A Christian View of Art as Good
'Art and the Bible' is a recommended reading for any artist grappling with a Biblical world view on contemporary or modern art. Francis A. Schaeffer brings his well organized epistemologic and apologetic insights to bear some right and plausable refference points for art. This book clearly and methodically outlines Biblical refferences to art as good and God ordered, and moves into perspectives on dealing with art. Not only does 'Art and the Bible' concern the paint brush, but the thespian and dancer as well dealing with art from its intrinsic nature not just its conotative perception. This book is a good evening's read and leaves a contemplative residue of experience.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.