Taking It to the Streets: Using the Arts to Transform Your Community

Taking It to the Streets: Using the Arts to Transform Your Community

by J. Nathan Corbitt, Vivian Nix-Early
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801064228

ISBN-13: 9780801064227

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

A quiet yet powerful revolution is going on. All over this country and across the world creativity-in the form of visual arts, music, dance, drama, and technology-is providing an emotionally expressive vehicle for communicating truth, developing character, and crossing cultural boundaries to build the kingdom of God.
J. Nathan Corbitt and Vivian Nix-Early

Overview

A quiet yet powerful revolution is going on. All over this country and across the world creativity-in the form of visual arts, music, dance, drama, and technology-is providing an emotionally expressive vehicle for communicating truth, developing character, and crossing cultural boundaries to build the kingdom of God.
J. Nathan Corbitt and Vivian Nix-Early visited numerous artists, faith communities, and arts organizations to discover and document how the arts are being used to transform people and communities, especially in urban settings. The result is this extensive handbook that combines real-life stories with tested methodologies to create a new paradigm for the role of the arts in Christian ministry and mission.
Taking It to the Streets provides church and mission leaders, youth ministers, and students with a historical perspective and theology for understanding the transforming power of the arts, a vocabulary for discussing them outside the sanctuary, and creative methods for bringing faith to action in the streets of society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801064227
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,120,679
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword9
Acknowledgments14
Introduction16
Part 1The Arts in Redemptive Transformation
1.Taking the Gospel to the Streets: Current Context for the NU JERUZ39
2.The Language of the NU JERUZ52
3.The Arts in Redemptive Transformation: A Model for Change60
4.The Transforming Power of Art: God at Play in the World74
5.The Artists of Redemptive Transformation92
Part 2Proclaiming the NU JERUZ: Creating Critical Awareness
6.Arts as a Voice of Justice123
7.Arts as a Call to Redemption144
Part 3Building the NU JERUZ: Working It Out
8.Arts as a Community Builder167
9.Arts as Economic Development188
10.The Arts in Human Relationships209
11.Arts as Education229
Part 4Renewal in the NU JERUZ: Celebration
12.Celebration of Renewal: Dancin' in the Streets247
Postlude269
Notes277

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