Religion and Dramatics: The Relationship Between Christianity and the Theater Arts

Religion and Dramatics: The Relationship Between Christianity and the Theater Arts

by Herbert Sennett

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Religion and Dramatics: The Relationship Between Christianity and the Theater Arts by Herbert Sennett

Engaged in a love-hate relationship, Christianity and theater arts are brought together as never before in this by trained clergyman and theater educator Herbert Sennett. The author studies the inseparable existence of Christian themes in dramatics and the theatrical techniques in churches, and works to open a dialogue between the two disciplines. Sennett addresses such questions as: Does Christianity belong on stage? Are Christians truly welcomed in the theater? Do churches have a right to use drama? Can Christians minister in the theater world? Should theater arts care about Christianity? Is AIDS God's judgement on homosexual artists? Have Christians lost their credibility in the artistic community? Has Christianity had any credibility at all? Contents: An Introduction to Religious Drama; A Short History of Religious Drama; Dynamics of Religious Drama; A Theology of Church Drama; Dramatic Productions by the Church; Drama in the Worship Setting; Drama and the Art of Preaching; Dramatics and Church Ministries; The Church in Relation to the Theater; The State of the Theater Today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819197054
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 03/28/1995
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Herbert Sennett is an independent scholar and writer living in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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