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The Beauty of God: Theology and the Arts

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God. Beauty. Art. Theology.

Editors Mark Husbands, Roger Lundin and Daniel J. Treier present ten essays from the 2006 Wheaton Theology Conference that explore a Christian approach to beauty and the arts.

Theology has much to contribute in providing a place for the arts in the Christian life, and the arts have much to contribute to the quality of Christian life, worship and witness.

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Overview

God. Beauty. Art. Theology.

Editors Mark Husbands, Roger Lundin and Daniel J. Treier present ten essays from the 2006 Wheaton Theology Conference that explore a Christian approach to beauty and the arts.

Theology has much to contribute in providing a place for the arts in the Christian life, and the arts have much to contribute to the quality of Christian life, worship and witness.

The 2006 Wheaton Theology Conference explored a wide-ranging Christian approach to divine beauty and the earthly arts. Written and illustrated by artists and theologians, these essays illuminate for us the Christian significance of the visual arts, music and literature, as well as sounding forth the theological meaning and place of the arts in a fallen world--fallen, yet redeemed by Christ.

Here is a veritable feast for pastors, artists, theologians and students eager to consider the profound but not necessarily obvious connection between Christianity and the arts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830828432
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 5/18/2007
  • Pages: 233
  • Sales rank: 538,206
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel J. Treier (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.He is the coeditor of nine books and author of three, including Virtue and the Voice of God and Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture.

Mark Husbands (Ph.D., University of St. Michael's College) is Leonard and Marjorie Maas Associate Professor of Reformed Theology at
Hope College. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, USA, and at Tyndale College and Seminary and Sheridan College in Toronto. While a Masters student at Wycliffe College at the Toronto School of Theology, he was senior editor of Prolegomena, an academic journal in theology.
Professor Husband's academic work demonstrates a serious engagement with the work of Barth, Calvin, Luther and Jungel and extends to a consideration of reconciliation, theological anthropology and political theology. He is the author of the monograph Barth's Ethics of Prayer and Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals. He and Daniel J. Treier are editors of Justification: What's at Stake in the Recent Debates recently published by IVP. He is also editor of Theology and the End of Modernity: Essays in Conversation with Reginald Stackhouse and with Philip G. Ziegler co-edited Essays Catholic and Critical.. Husbands is also the editor of The Community of the Word.

Roger Lundin (Ph.D., University of Connecticut) is Blanchard Professor of English at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. He is the author of many books and articles including Nature to Experience: The American Search for Cultural Authority, Emily Dickinson and the Art of Belief, The Culture of Interpretation: Christian Faith and the Postmodern World and The Promise of Hermeneutics (with Anthony Thiselton and Clarence Walhout).

He has also edited several issues of Religion and Literature and books including Disciplining Hermeneutics: Interpretation in Christian Perspective. He is a 1999 Christianity Today Book Award Winner.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Introduction Mark Husbands, Roger Lundin and Daniel J. TreierPart One--Music: Responding to the Beauty of the Triune Creator
2. Created Beauty: The Witness of J. S. Bach Jeremy S. Begbie
3. Beauty, Sentimentality and the Arts Jeremy S. Begbie
4. Call Forwarding: Improvising the Response to the Call of Beauty Bruce Ellis BensonPart Two--Visual Arts: Recognizing True Beauty After the Fall
5. The Case for a Broken Beauty: An Art Historical Viewpoint E. John Walford
6. Wounds and Beauty Bruce Herman
7. "Like Shining From Shook Foil": Art, Film and the Sacred Roy AnkerPart Three--Texts and Culture: Bearing Witness to Redemption
8. "Silver Catching the Midday Sun": Poetry and the Beauty of God Jill Pelaez Baumgaertner
9. The Beauty of the Word Re-membered: Scripture Reading as a Cognitive/Aesthatic Practice James Fodor
10. The Beauty of Belief Roger Lundin
11. The Apologetics of Beauty Edward T. Oakes, S.J.
Contributors
Index
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