Beholding the Glory: Incarnation through the Arts

Overview

Beholding the Glory looks at the incarnation, that is, the claim that God came to earth as a human being in Jesus Christ. Various art-forms - literature, poetry, dance, icons, sculpture, popular music and music in general - are allowed to provide their own insights into this central claim of the Christian faith. The idea is not that the mystery of the incarnation can be dissolved away, but that through the arts it is revealed in fresh and powerful ways that will resonate deeply within us." "Writing from different...
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Overview

Beholding the Glory looks at the incarnation, that is, the claim that God came to earth as a human being in Jesus Christ. Various art-forms - literature, poetry, dance, icons, sculpture, popular music and music in general - are allowed to provide their own insights into this central claim of the Christian faith. The idea is not that the mystery of the incarnation can be dissolved away, but that through the arts it is revealed in fresh and powerful ways that will resonate deeply within us." "Writing from different Christian traditions and as artists, academics, teachers and clergy, the contributors draw out a wealth of meaning in the belief that God entered our world as one of us.
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What People Are Saying

Susan Howatch
A compulsive read, richly rewarding, which made me realize the enormous importance of doing theology through the arts.
Nicholas Wolterstorff
Probing and imaginative discussions of the relation between the incarnation and the arts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801022449
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,115,756
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeremy Begbie (Ph. D., University of Aberdeen) is vice principal of Ridley Hall and director of Theology Through the Arts, a research project at the Center for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies, University of Cambridge. A professionally trained musician and frequent lecturer, he is the author or editor of four books.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Contributors
Introduction--Jeremy Begbie

1. Through The Arts:
Hearing, Seeing and Touching the Truth Trevor Hart
2. Through Literature:
Christ and the Redemption of Language
Malcolm Guite
3. Through Poetry:
Particularity and the Call to Attention
Andrew Rumsey
4. Through Dance:
Fully Human, Fully Alive
Sara B. Savage
5. Through Icons:
Word and Image Together
Jim Forest
6. Through Sculpture:
What's the Matter with Matter?
Lynn Aldrich
7. Through Popular Music:
'Wholy Holy'
Graham Cray
8. Through Music:
Sound Mix
Jeremy Begbie

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