Visual Arts in the Worshiping Church
Author : Lisa DeBoer
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date : 2016-12-17
ISBN 10 : 9781467446891
Pages : 310 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (689 downloads)
Download Visual Arts in the Worshiping Church in PDF Full Online Free by Lisa DeBoer and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 2016-12-17 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although numerous studies have examined biblical and theological rationales for using the visual arts in worship, this book by Lisa J. DeBoer fills in a piece of the picture missing so far — the social dimensions of both our churches and the various art worlds represented in our congregations. The first part of the book looks at Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Protestantism in turn — including case studies of specific congregations — showing how each tradition’s use of the visual arts reveals an underlying ecclesiology. DeBoer then focuses on six themes that emerge when Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant uses of the visual arts are examined together — the arts as expressions of the church’s local and universal character, the meanings attributed to particular styles of art for the church, the role of the arts in enculturating the gospel, and more. DeBoer’s Visual Arts in the Worshiping Church will focus and deepen the thinking of pastors, worship leaders, artists, students, and laypeople regarding what the arts might do in the midst of their congregations.