The Kuyper Center Review: Volume Three: Calvinism and Culture

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Some religious traditions -- such as Lutheran, Wesleyan, and Eastern Orthodox -- have aesthetically rich resources on which to draw for the renewal of arts in everyday life. In contrast, Calvinism has generally been suspicious of the arts.

The essays in this volume attempt to explore new avenues of thought about Calvinism's relation to the arts. Part historical, part theological, and part practical, they offer a wide-ranging exploration of neo-Calvinism's relationship to the ...

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Overview

Some religious traditions -- such as Lutheran, Wesleyan, and Eastern Orthodox -- have aesthetically rich resources on which to draw for the renewal of arts in everyday life. In contrast, Calvinism has generally been suspicious of the arts.

The essays in this volume attempt to explore new avenues of thought about Calvinism's relation to the arts. Part historical, part theological, and part practical, they offer a wide-ranging exploration of neo-Calvinism's relationship to the arts, both at a general level and in connection with specific art forms. Overall they suggest that the neo-Calvinism espoused by Abraham Kuyper can and should make more of the arts than the traditional view of Reformed Christianity might be thought to allow.

Contributors:
Clifford B. Anderson
John Barber
James D. Bratt
Michael Br&aumlutigam
Janet Danielson
Neal DeRoo
John De Soto
James Eglinton
Matthew Kaemingk
Jennifer Wang
William Baltmanis Whitney
Albert M. Wolters

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  • ISBN-13: 9780802868763
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/3/2013
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gordon Graham is Henry Luce III Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at Princeton Theological Seminary, author of The Re-enchantment of the World: Art versus Religion and Philosophy of the Arts: An Introduction to Aesthetics, and editor of The Kuyper Center Review, Volume 1: Politics, Religion, and Sphere Sovereignty.
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