Performing the Sacred: Theology and Theatre in Dialogue - eBook  -     By: Todd E. Johnson, Dale Savidge
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Baker Academic / 2009 / ePub

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Performing the Sacred is a first-of-its-kind exploration of the intersection between theatre and theology. In a compelling dialogue between a theologian (Todd Johnson) and a stage artist (Dale Savidge), this insightful book revisits the rich history of theater throughout the ages, then paints a picture of its promising future while building bridges between the theatre and Christian communities.
Noting theater's reflection of important Christian themes such as incarnation and community, the writers show how theatre can engage viewers on political, social, religious, intellectual, emotional, and kinesthetic levels. In doing so Christians are encouraged to celebrate and embrace the dramatic stories of the human experience while engaging the dramatic accounts of God's people found in Scripture. A provocative and persuasive argument for live performance in a virtual world.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Baker Academic
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 9781441206060
ISBN-13: 9781441206060
Availability: In Stock
Series: Engaging Culture

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Christian theatre has rich roots, from ancient Hebrew dramas to medieval plays, but where does it fit in today's media-saturated society?

Performing the Sacred is a fascinating dialogue between a theologian and theatre artist, offering the first full-scale exploration of theatre and theology. The authors illuminate the importance of live performance in a virtual world, of preserving the ancient art form of storytelling by becoming the story. Theologically, theatre reflects Christianity's central doctrines--incarnation, community, and presence--enhancing the human creative experience and simultaneously engaging viewers on multiple levels.

This Engaging Culture series title will be a key volume for those interested in theatre as well as drama practitioners, worship leaders, and culture makers.

Author Bio

Todd E. Johnson (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is the William K. and Delores S. Brehm Associate Professor of Worship, Theology, and the Arts at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church and the editor of The Conviction of Things Not Seen. Dale Savidge (PhD, University of South Carolina) is the executive director and founding member of Christians in Theatre Arts (CITA). He is professor of theatre and chair of the theatre arts department at North Greenville University and has traveled the world as a theatre artist.

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