Theology and the Arts

Engaging Faith

Author: Ruth Illman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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This book brings the emerging fields of practical theology and theology of the arts into a dialogue beyond the bias of modern systematic and constructive theology. The authors draw upon postmodern, post-secular, feminist, liberation, and dialogical/dialectical philosophy and theology, and their critiques of the narrow modern emphases on reason and the scientific method, as the model for all knowledge. Such a practical theology of the arts focuses the work of theology on the actual practices that engage the arts in their various forms as the means of interpreting and understanding the nature of the communities and their members, as well as the mechanisms through which these communities engage in transformative work, to make persons and neighborhoods whole. This book presents its theological claims through the careful analysis of several stories of communities around the world that have engaged in transformational practices through a specific art form, investigating communities from Europe, the Middle East, South America, and the U.S. The case studies explored include Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Druze, indigenous, and sometimes agnostic subjects, involved in visual art, music, dance, theatre, documentary film, and literature. Theology and the Arts demonstrates that the challenges of a postmodern and post-secular context require a fundamental rethinking of theology that focuses on discrete practices of faithful communities, rather than one-dimensional theories about religion.

Theology and the Arts

Encountering God Through Music, Art, and Rhetoric

Author: Richard Viladesau

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 270

View: 454

"In recent years the topic of beauty has come into increasing prominence in a number of fields, including theology. This book explores several aspects of the relation between theology and aesthetics in both the pastoral and academic realms. The underlying motif of the book is that beauty is a means of divine revelation and that art is the human mediation that both enables and limits its revelatory power. Using examples from music, pictorial art and rhetoric, the five chapters explore different aspects of the ways that art enters into theology and theology into art, both in pastoral practice (for example, liturgical music, sacred art and preaching) and in the realm of systematic reflection, where, the author contends, art must be recognized as a genuine theological text." "The central chapters are followed by a discography of illustrative musical works and lists of Internet sites of sacred art and art history resources that will complement the text."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

A Natural Theology of the Arts

Imprint of the Spirit

Author: Anthony Monti

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 210

View: 798

A Natural Theology of the Arts contends that the arts are theological by their very nature and not simply when they are explicitly religious - thereby constituting a distinctive kind of 'natural theology'. Borrowing from science the stance of 'critical realism' to justify truth claims in art and theology, it argues that works of art are complex metaphors that convey the 'real presence' of God, even when not labelled as such. Citing numerous examples from literature, painting, and music - including Shakespeare's King Lear, Vermeer's Young Woman with a Water Jug, Rembrandt's Return of the Prodigal Son, and Stephen Cleobury's experiences performing Bach's St Matthew Passion and Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb - the author concludes that works of art anticipate the new creation, thereby suggesting a Trinitarian account of the God present in the creation and reception of such works.

Imaginatio et Ratio: A Journal of Theology and the Arts, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2013

A Journal of Theology and the Arts, Issue 2 2013

Author: Jeff Sellars

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 58

View: 780

"Imaginatio et Ratio (www.imaginatioetratio.org) is a peer reviewed journal primarily focusing on the intersection between the arts and theology, hoping to allow imagination and reason to be seen as intimately intertwined-as different expressions of the same divine truth. Imaginatio et Ratio was started in the hopes that it could serve a growing community of artists and thinkers and strives to present accessible but high quality art, literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and theology/philosophy-as well as interviews and book, film, art and music reviews. The journal is published twice a year and is available in print and digital formats."

Imaginatio et Ratio: A Journal of Theology and the Arts, Volume 3, Issue 1

Author: Jeff Sellars

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 90

View: 593

Imaginatio et Ratio (www.imaginatioetratio.org) is a peer reviewed journal primarily focusing on the intersection between the arts and theology, hoping to allow imagination and reason to be seen as intimately intertwined-as different expressions of the same divine truth. Imaginatio et Ratio was started in the hopes that it could serve a growing community of artists and thinkers and strives to present accessible but high quality art, literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and theology/philosophy-as well as interviews and book, film, art and music reviews. The journal is published twice a year and is available in print and digital formats.

Imaginatio et Ratio: A Journal of Theology and the Arts, Volume 1, Issue 1 2012

A Journal of Theology and the Arts, Volume 1

Author: Jeff Sellars

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 340

Imaginatio et Ratio (www.imaginatioetratio.org) is a peer reviewed journal primarily focusing on the intersection between the arts and theology, hoping to allow imagination and reason to be seen as intimately intertwined-as different expressions of the same divine truth. Imaginatio et Ratio was started in the hopes that it could serve a growing community of artists and thinkers and strives to present accessible but high quality art, literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and theology/philosophy-as well as interviews and book, film, art and music reviews. The journal is published twice a year and is available in print and digital formats.

Imaginatio et Ratio: A Journal of Theology and the Arts, Volume 4, 2015

Author: Jeff Sellars

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 76

View: 1000

Imaginatio et Ratio (www.imaginatioetratio.org) is a peer reviewed journal primarily focusing on the intersection between the arts and theology, hoping to allow imagination and reason to be seen as intimately intertwined-as different expressions of the same divine truth. Imaginatio et Ratio was started in the hopes that it could serve a growing community of artists and thinkers and strives to present accessible but high quality art, literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and theology/philosophy-as well as interviews and book, film, art and music reviews. The journal is published twice a year and is available in print and digital formats.

Imaginatio et Ratio: A Journal of Theology and the Arts, Volume 1, Issue 2 2012

Author: Jeff Sellars

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 52

View: 578

Imaginatio et Ratio (www.imaginatioetratio.org) is a peer reviewed journal primarily focusing on the intersection between the arts and theology, hoping to allow imagination and reason to be seen as intimately intertwined-as different expressions of the same divine truth. Imaginatio et Ratio was started in the hopes that it could serve a growing community of artists and thinkers and strives to present accessible but high quality art, literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and theology/philosophy-as well as interviews and book, film, art and music reviews. The journal is published twice a year and is available in print and digital formats.

Imaginatio et Ratio: A Journal of Theology and the Arts, Volume 2, Issue 1 2013

Author: Jeff Sellars

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 68

View: 470

Imaginatio et Ratio (www.imaginatioetratio.org) is a peer reviewed journal primarily focusing on the intersection between the arts and theology, hoping to allow imagination and reason to be seen as intimately intertwined-as different expressions of the same divine truth. Imaginatio et Ratio was started in the hopes that it could serve a growing community of artists and thinkers and strives to present accessible but high quality art, literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and theology/philosophy-as well as interviews and book, film, art and music reviews. The journal is published twice a year and is available in print and digital formats.

The Beauty of God

Theology and the Arts

Author: Daniel J. Treier

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 233

View: 882

"With essays by Roy Anker, Jill Peláez Baumgaertner, Jeremy S. Begbie, Bruce Ellis Benson, James Fodor, Bruce Herman, Edward T. Oakes, S.J., and E. John Walford" --front cover.