The Arts and the Christian Imagination: Essays on Literature, Art, and Aesthetics  -     Edited By: William Dyrness, Keith Call
    By: Clyde S. Kilby
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The Arts and the Christian Imagination: Essays on Literature, Art, and Aesthetics

Paraclete Press / 2017 / Hardcover

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Prompted by his correspondence with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, Kilby thought deeply about the role of aesthetics, beauty, and literary classics within the context of faith. In this collection, he offers astute insights into how art, the imagination, and spirituality work together to reveal the presence of God. 256 pages, hardcover. Paraclete.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1612618618
ISBN-13: 9781612618616
Series: Mount Tabor Books

Publisher's Description

Dr. Clyde Kilby was known to many as an early, long and effective champion of C. S. Lewis, and the founder of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College, IL, for the study of the works of Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and other members of the Inklings. Less known is that Dr. Kilby was also an apologist in his time for arts, aesthetics and beauty, particularly among Evangelicals.

This collection offers a sampler of the work of Dr. Clyde Kilby on these themes. He writes reflections under four headings: "Christianity, Art, and Aesthetics"; "The Vocation of the Artist"; "Faith and the Role of the Imagination"; and "Poetry, Literature and the Imagination."

With a unique voice, Kilby writes from a specific literary and philosophical context that relates art and aesthetics with beauty, and all that is embodied in the classics. His work is particularly relevant today as these topics are being embraced by Protestants, Evangelicals, and indeed people of faith from many different traditions.  A deeply engaging book for readers who want to look more closely at themes of art, aesthetics, beauty and literature in the context of faith.

Author Bio

Clyde Samuel Kilby was an American author and English professor, best known for his scholarship on the Inklings, especially J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. A professor at Wheaton College, IL for most of his life, Dr. Kilby founded the Marion E. Wade Center there, making it a center for the study of the Inklings and their literary companions.

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