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IMAGING THE DIVINE JESUS & CHRIST FIGURE

IMAGING THE DIVINE JESUS & CHRIST FIGURE
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Baugh traces the development of the Jesus-film and through critical film and theological analysis show us the limitations of this genre. Baugh analyzes several important and often prize-winning films showing how each film-maker has created a valid and often complex and challenging metaphor of the Christ-event. He questions many of the traditional approaches to religious film, and offers a new approach and new criteria for the appreciation and judgment of these films.
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May 1, 1997

IN A NEW LIGHT

IN A NEW LIGHT
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Tinseltown is tarnished. Hollywood, while embracing creativity, seems to be shutting out morality and community. Can those with a Christian perspective find anything of value in such an environment -- or contribute anything worthwhile to it? Eyeing the landscape from an insider's perspective, Ron Austin answers a firm yes.

Austin's In a New Light unpacks the spiritual principles underlying the art of film, including aáhistorical survey of how cinematic art was shaped by the crisis of modernity. A veteran of the industry -- having worked nearly half a century in its environs -- Austin goes a step beyond the now-popular course of critiquing current films from a Christian worldview, espousing that the key to confronting evil in the media arts lies in the Christian attitude toward suffering.

Based on several years of Austin's filmmaking courses, In a New Light explores a spiritual foundation for creative film work and seeks ways to find common ground on which to build creative relationships. Austin's inside look will prove fascinating not only to students and practitioners of the media arts but to anyone interested in this aspect of popular culture.

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September 25, 2007

IT WAS GOOD MAKING ART TO THE GLORY OF GOD

IT WAS GOOD MAKING ART TO THE GLORY OF GOD
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What does it mean to be a creative individual who is a follower of the creative God? This book seeks to answer that question through collections of essays which offer theoretical and practical insights into artmaking from a Christian perspective.
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MIND OF THE MAKER

MIND OF THE MAKER
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A new edition of the spiritual classic that reflects on the nature of God and the dramatic story of the Christian faith.
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September 23, 1987

Modern Art & the Life of a Culture the Religioius Impulses of Modernism

Modern Art & the Life of a Culture the Religioius Impulses of Modernism
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  • Christianity Today's 2017 Book of the Year Award of Merit - Culture and the Arts
  • For many Christians, engaging with modern art raises several questions: Is the Christian faith at odds with modern art? Does modernism contain religious themes? What is the place of Christian artists in the landscape of modern art? Nearly fifty years ago, Dutch art historian and theologian Hans Rookmaaker offered his answers to these questions when he published his groundbreaking work, Modern Art and the Death of a Culture, which was characterized by both misgivings and hopefulness. While appreciating Rookmaaker's invaluable contribution to the study of theology and the arts, this volume--coauthored by an artist and a theologian--responds to his work and offers its own answers to these questions by arguing that there were actually strong religious impulses that positively shaped modern visual art. Instead of affirming a pattern of decline and growing antipathy towards faith, the authors contend that theological engagement and inquiry can be perceived across a wide range of modern art--French, British, German, Dutch, Russian and North American--and through particular works by artists such as Gauguin, Picasso, David Jones, Caspar David Friedrich, van Gogh, Kandinsky, Warhol and many others. This book, the first in IVP Academic's new Studies in Theology and the Arts series, brings together the disciplines of art history and theology and points to the signs of life in modern art in order to help Christians navigate these difficult waters.
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    May 24, 2016

    Personal Jesus How Popular Music Shapes our Souls

    Personal Jesus How Popular Music Shapes our Souls
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    Pop music is now an ever-present force shaping citizens in the West. Even at funerals, pop music is often requested over hymns. But how does popular music work? And what roles does it play for listeners who engage it? This new addition to the critically acclaimed Engaging Culture series explores the theological significance of the ways pop music is listened to and used today.

    The authors show that popular music is used by religious and nonreligious people alike to make meaning, enabling listeners to explore human concerns about embodiment, create communities, and tap into transcendence. They assess what is happening to Christian faith and theology as a result. The book incorporates case studies featuring noted music artists of our day--including David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Sigur RÓs, Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen, and Lady Gaga--and includes practical implications for the church, the academy, and daily musical listening. It also includes a foreword by Tom Beaudoin, author of Virtual Faith.

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    January 1, 2013

    Placemaking & the Arts Cultivating the Christian Life Studies in Theology & the Arts

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    We are, each one of us, situated in a particular place. As embodied creatures, as members of local communities and churches, as people who live in a specific location in the world, we all experience the importance of place. But what role does place play in the Christian life and how might our theology of place be cultivated? In this Studies in Theology and the Arts volume, Jennifer Allen Craft argues that the arts are a significant form of placemaking in the Christian life. The arts, she contends, place us in time, space, and community in ways that encourage us to be fully and imaginatively present in a variety of contexts: the natural world, our homes, our worshiping communities, and society. In so doing, the arts call us to pay attention to the world around us and invite us to engage in responsible practices in those places. Through this practical theology of the arts, Craft shows how the arts can help us by cultivating our theological imagination, giving shape to the Christian life, and forming us more and more into the image of Christ.
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    October 30, 2018

    Putting Art Back in Its Place

    Putting Art Back in Its Place
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    John Skillen s book calls Christians to come together as one
    body and enrich art culture in the church. Putting Art (Back)
    in its Place
    equips laity and clergy to think historically about
    the vibrant role the visual arts have played and could again
    play in the life of the church and its mission.


    Most Christians today view art from a distance: Do not touch!


    In frames and galleries, art is walled off from the rest of life.
    Christian discussions of art focus primarily on artists as lonely
    dreamers and encourage training artists in technique, while
    leaving them up to their own devices in deciding what to create
    and how to keep food on the table.


    Yet for a long time, artwork assisted communities in performing
    actions that defined their corporate work and identity (their
    liturgies). Art touched the entire community: the artist,
    commissioning patrons, advisors who articulated beliefs and ideas,
    and representatives of the community for whom the art was made.
    The whole body of Christ played a part in the creation and use of
    art that said: Touch me and see!


    In order for Christians to foster a vibrant culture of the arts, we
    must restore and cultivate active and respectful relationships
    among artists, patrons, scholars, communities and the art they
    create. Putting Art (Back) in its Place equips laity and clergy to think
    historically about the vibrant role the visual arts have played and
    could again play in the life of the church and its mission.


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    October 1, 2016

    Redemptive Theology of Art Restoring Godly Aesthetics to Doctrine & Culture

    Redemptive Theology of Art Restoring Godly Aesthetics to Doctrine & Culture
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    A Redemptive Theology of Art develops a biblical, systematic, and practical theology of aesthetics. It begins with the roots and ontology of aesthetics (vs. "art") and the architecture and narrative of affection and passion, their woes and their glory.

    Those who would search the Bible find little support for "art" as commonly conceived in the West. The language of aesthetics, applied to the maker's intentions, the qualities of the work, and the responses of the audience, better addresses the questions of beauty, and better suits the discussion of human actions, beliefs, and culture than the language of art does. The Bible yields more consistent and helpful answers to questions about the broader category of aesthetics than it does to questions about art; leading in turn to better questions and a more practical and theological appreciation of human affections, beauty, and delight, and the many paths by which people, including Christians, pursue them.

    Using the categories and definitions from Scripture, Covington gives hope and help not only for those who labor in the arts, but for everyone who cares about the passions that motivate us. We were made for God's delight, and, though sin and bondage plague our passions, God can shape our fun, feelings, desires, affections and aversions. Feelings are neither objective nor subjective; they are redeemable. Borrowing key ideas from other Christian writers on the arts or aesthetics, Covington explores the connection between orthodox Protestant theology and a responsible, respectful treatment of arts, artists, and all aesthetic fields of human work and speech.

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    May 1, 2018

    Reel Spirituality 2nd Edition OP!!!

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    Increasingly, thinking Christians are examining the influential role that movies play in our cultural dialogue. Reel Spirituality successfully heightens readers' sensitivity to the theological truths and statements about the human condition expressed through modern cinema. This second edition cites 200 new movies and encourages readers to ponder movie themes that permeate our culture as well as motion pictures that have demonstrated power to shape our perceptions of everything from relationships and careers to good and evil. Reel Spirituality is the perfect catalyst for dialogue and discipleship among moviegoers, church-based study groups, and religious film and arts groups. The second edition cites an additional 200 movies and includes new film photos.
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    December 1, 2006

    Science Fiction Theology Beauty & the Transformation of the Sublime

    Science Fiction Theology Beauty & the Transformation of the Sublime
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    Science fiction imagines a universe teeming with life and thrilling possibility, but also hidden and hideous dangers. Christian theology, often a polemical target for science fiction, reflects on the plenitude out of which and for which the universe exists. In Science Fiction Theology, Alan Gregory investigates the troubled relationship between science fiction and Christianity and, in particular, how both have laid claim to the modern idea of sublimity.

    To the extent that science fiction has appropriated--and reveled--in the sublime, it has persisted in a sometimes explicit, sometimes subterranean, relationship with Christian theology. From its seventeenth-century beginnings, the sublime, with its representations of immensity, has informed the imagining of God. When science fiction critiques or reinvents religion, its writers have engaged in a literary guerrilla war with Christianity over what is truly sublime and divine.

    Gregory examines the sublime and its implicit theologies as they appear in early American pulp science fiction, the horror writing of H. P. Lovecraft, science fiction narratives of evolution and apocalypse, and the work of Philip K. Dick. Ironically, science fiction's tussle with Christianity hides the extent to which the sublime, especially in popular culture, serves to distort the classical Christian understanding of God, secularizing that God and rendering God's transcendence finite. But by turning from the sublime to a consideration of the beautiful, Gregory shows that both Christian and science-fictional imaginations may discover a new and surprising conversation.

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    July 1, 2015

    SCREENING THE SACRED RELIGION MYTH & IDE

    SCREENING THE SACRED RELIGION MYTH & IDE
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    What are the religious impulses in the 1976 film Rocky, and how can they work to shape one's social identity? Do the films Alien and Aliens signify the reemergence of the earth goddess as a vital cultural power? What female archetypes, borne out of male desire, inform the experience of women in Nine and a Half Weeks?These are among the several compelling questions the authors of this volume consider as they explore the way popular American film relates to religion. Oddly, religion and film?two pervasive elements of American culture?have seldom been studied in connection with each other. In this first systematic exploration, the authors look beyond surface religious themes and imagery in film, discovering a deeper, implicit presence of religion. They employ theological, mythological, and social and political criticism to analyze the influence of religion, in all its rich variety and diversity, on popular film. Perhaps more importantly, they consider how the medium of film has helped influence and shape American religious culture, secular or otherwise.More than a random collection of essays, this volume brings to the study of religion and film a carefully constructed analytic framework that advances our understanding of both. Screening the Sacred provides fresh and welcome insight to film criticism; it also holds far-reaching relevance for the study of religion. Progressive in its approach, instructive in its analyses, this book is written for students, scholars, and other readers interested in religion, popular film, and the impact of each on American culture.
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    March 30, 1995