Art and Music: A Student's Guide  -     By: Paul Munson, Joshua Farris Drake
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God made us to enjoy beauty wherever we find it, whether it's music or the visual arts. But sin finds ways to obscure what is right in front of our eyes and ears.

Drawing on years of teaching experience, two professors offer tips for understanding, evaluating, and appreciating art in all its forms while highlighting the important ways in which art and music reflect the glory of God. Art and Music: A Student's Guide will help you better understand and appreciate humanity's pursuit and imitation of beauty through artistic expression - a vital means by which we bear witness to the beauty of our Creator.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Crossway
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 1433538962
ISBN-13: 9781433538964
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Series: Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition

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Publisher's Description

Created to help students better understand and evaluate art and music, this accessible guide introduces readers to the study of aesthetics in artistic expression. Part of the Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition series

Author Bio

Paul Munson (PhD, University of Michigan) is professor of music at Grove City College.

Joshua Farris Drake (PhD, University of Glasgow) is associate professor of music and humanities at Grove City College.

David S. Dockery (PhD, University of Texas) has been president of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, since 1995. He is a much sought-after speaker and lecturer, a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and the author or editor of more than twenty-five books, including Southern Baptist Consensus and Renewal and Theologians of the Baptist Tradition.

Endorsements

The virtues of this book are immediately evident. It asks the right questions, provides the right answers, and illustrates the claims made about art and music with analysis of examples - all within a context of the Christian faith and the Bible.
-Leland Ryken,
Emeritus Professor of English, Wheaton College

Drake and Munson know that our minds and imaginations require training to work as intended. They know that failure to cultivate eyes to see and ears to hear prevents us from perceiving the glory of GodÂ’s creation in great works of art and music. Their book offers courageous instruction for those open to attending to beauty.
-Ken Myers,
Director, Mars Hill Audio

This incredibly thought-provoking book illustrates the relationship between art, music, and spirituality. In our day, it is particularly important to highlight these connections and provide an overall view. I am intrigued by the authors' insights, and others will be as well. I enthusiastically recommend this book.
-Manfred Honeck,
Music Director, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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