Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts

Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts

by Steve Turner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0830822917

ISBN-13: 9780830822911

Pub. Date: 04/18/2001

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Imagine art that is risky, complex and subtle!

Imagine music, movies, books and paintings of the highest quality!

Imagine art that permeates society, challenging conventional thinking and standard morals to their core!

Imagine that it is all created by Christians!

This is the bold vision of Steve Turner, someone who has worked among artists--many Christian and

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Imagine art that is risky, complex and subtle!

Imagine music, movies, books and paintings of the highest quality!

Imagine art that permeates society, challenging conventional thinking and standard morals to their core!

Imagine that it is all created by Christians!

This is the bold vision of Steve Turner, someone who has worked among artists--many Christian and many not--for three decades. He believes Christians should confront society and the church with the powerful impact art can convey. He believes art can faithfully chronicle the lives of ordinary people and equally express the transcendence of God. He believes that Christians should be involved in every level of the art world and in every media.

Yet art and artists have not always been held in high esteem by conservative Christians. Art rarely seems to communicate clear propositional truth, rarely deals with certainties and absolutes. And the lifestyles of artists too frequently seem at odds with the gospel. So the arts have often been discouraged among Christians.

Throughout this stimulating book, however, Turner builds a compelling case against such a perspective. He shows that if Jesus is Lord of all of life and creation, then art is not out of bounds for Christians. Rather it can and should be a way of expressing faith in creatively, beautifully, truthfully arranged words, sounds and sights.

This stirring call is must reading for every Christian who has been drawn to the arts or been influenced by them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830822911
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
04/18/2001
Pages:
131
Sales rank:
266,742
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Vision
2. The Church
3. The World
4. The Split
5. The Bible
6. The Mind
7. The Times
8. The Witness
9. The Life
Notes

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