Visual Faith: Art, Theology, and Worship in Dialogue   -     By: William A. Dyrness
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Visual Faith: Art, Theology, and Worship in Dialogue

Baker Books / 2001 / Paperback

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Can art enrich the Christian faith, or is it secular in nature? Is art idolatry and vanity, or can it be used to strengthen the church? In this book, grounded in sound historical and biblical research, William Dyrness offers an engaging look into the relationship between the church and the world of art. Faith and art were not always at odds. According to Dyrness, Israel believed that imagery and beauty reflected the perfect order created by God; likewise, early Christians used art to convey a sense of beauty and awe. Protestants, however, abandoned visual arts and imagery during the Reformation in favor of the written Word, and have only recently begun to reexamine art's role in Christianity and worship. Dyrness affirms this renewal and argues that art, if reflecting the order and wholeness of the world God created, can and should play an important role in modern Christianity.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X .5 (inches)
ISBN: 0801022975
ISBN-13: 9780801022975
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How can art enhance and enrich the Christian faith? What is the basis for a relationship between the church and visual imagery? Can the art world and the Protestant church be reconciled? Is art idolatry and vanity, or can it be used to strengthen the church? Grounded in historical and biblical research, William Dyrness offers students and scholars an intriguing, substantive look into the relationship between the church and the world of art.

Faith and art were not always discordant. According to Dyrness, Israel understood imagery and beauty as reflections of God's perfect order; likewise, early Christians used art to teach and inspire. However, the Protestant church abandoned visual arts and imagery during the Reformation in favor of the written word and has only recently begun to reexamine art's role in Christianity and worship. Dyrness affirms this renewal and argues that art, if reflecting the order and wholeness of the world God created, can and should play an important role in modern Christianity.

Author Bio

William A. Dyrness (D.Theol., University of Strasbourg; Doctorandus, Free University) is professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of many books, including The Earth Is God's: A Theology of American Culture.

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