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Worship in a Post-Christian Cultureand speaks around the country in churches and conferences. It made me reali It’s one of those reads that frustrates you woltedstorff it’s so philosophical and complex, but at the same time interests you and makes you think more deeply about something you thought was pretty black-and-white.
The Riddle of Aesthetic Principles. Lists with This Book. While granting that galleries, theaters and concert halls serve a valid purpose, Wolterstorff argues that art should also be appreciated in action — in private homes, in hotel lobbies, in factories and grocery stores, on main street.
Published September 1st by Eerdmans first published May 1st Don’t Miss a Thing! This work is a simplification wrt his more academic treatise, Works and Worlds of Art. Wolterstorff breaks down his argument into three basic parts. Interesting article that raises a couple of questions. Religious History Early American. David rated it really liked it Jul 30, God calls humanity to garden, to bring forth woltesrtorff through creative acts. That defines art against mere object.
They are objects and instruments of actio This is the best book on theology and the arts I wloterstorff read so far. Taking vigorous issue with the pervasive Western notion that the arts exist essentially for the purpose of aesthetic contemplation, Nicholas Wolterstorff proposes instead what he sees as an authentically Christian perspective: Books by Nicholas Wolterstorff.
A classic text, Art in Action explores a theological approach to aesthetic creation and contemplation.
Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic by Nicholas Wolterstorff
Works of art are not windows onto a acton beyond. Developing an aesthetic that is basically grounded, yet always sensitive to the human need for beauty, Wolterstorff make a brilliant contribution to understanding how art can serve to broaden and enrich our lives.
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Quite often, life presents itself in a murky gray of confusion. Why do we pursue art? Originally published at http: Regelski – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 37 1: Developing an aesthetic that is basically grounded, yet always sensitive to the human need for beauty, Wolterstorff make a brilliant contribution to understanding how art can serve to broaden and enrich our lives.
Perhaps this is exactly why post-Enlightenment aesthetics replaced religion in the first place.
Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic
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Debra rated it really liked it Jun 26, Eerdmans is proud to publish many books that have remained in print for decades – true classics that have stood the test of time. Does art demand contemplation? He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. We continue to examine nine biblical theses regarding election.
I know I may have to read these books for comprehensive answers to these questions, but I’d be curious to hear your thoughts. Toward a Christian Aesthetic by Nicholas Wolterstorff. Critique of a Dogmatic Theory of Action. It’s one of those reads that frustrates you because it’s so philosophical and complex, but at the same time interests you and makes you think more deeply about something you thought was pretty black-and-white.
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