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Should Christians even bother with the modern wing at the art museum? After all, modern art and artists are often caricatured as rabidly opposed to God, the church―indeed, to faith of any kind. But is that all there is to the story?
In this Studies in Theology and the Arts volume, coeditors Cameron J. Anderson and G. Walter Hansen gather the reflections of artists, art historians, and theologians who collectively offer a more complicated narrative of the history of modern art and its place in the Christian life. Here, readers will find insights on the work and faith of artists including Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, and more.
For those willing to look with eyes of faith, they may just find that God is present in the modern wing too.
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99 (April 18-19)
The tension between Christianity and the arts is often real.
But it also offers a false dichotomy. Many Christian artists think that they must choose between their faith and their artistic calling.
Drawing upon his experiences as both a Christian and a practicing artist, Cameron J. Anderson explores the dynamics of faith and art in this latest volume in IVP Academic’s Studies in Theology and the Arts series.
Tracing the relationship between evangelicalism and modern art in postwar America―two entities that often found themselves at odds with each other―Anderson raises several issues that confront artists. With skill, sensitivity and insight, he considers questions such as the role of our bodies and our senses in our experience of the arts, the relationship between text and image, the persistent dangers of idolatry, the possibility of pursuing God through an encounter with beauty and more.
Throughout this study, Anderson’s principal concern is how Christian artists can faithfully pursue their vocational calling in contemporary culture. Readers will find here not only an informed and thoughtful response, but also a vision that offers guidance and hope.
In this grab bag, we have 11 e-books on art from Intervarsity Press. The prices and sale dates that they have provided are under each e-book cover.
In this grab bag, we have 12 e-books from Intervarsity Press. The prices and sale dates that they have provided are under each book cover.