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Is contemporary art a friend or foe of Christianity? Art historian, critic, and curator Daniel Siedell, addresses this question and presents a framework for interpreting art from a Christian worldview in God in the Gallery: A Christian Embrace of Modern Art. As such, it is an excellent companion to Francis Schaeffer's classic Art and the Bible. Divided into three parts--"Theology," "History," and "Practice"--God in the Gallery demonstrates that art is in conversation with and not opposed to the Christian faith. In addition, this book is beautifully enhanced with images from such artists as Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Enrique Martínez Celaya, and others. Readers of this book will include professors, students, artists, and anyone interested in Christianity and culture.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Daniel A. Siedell
Publisher: Baker Academic
Release: 2008-10-01
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 1441201858

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What does it mean to think and live Christianly in a world of competing worldviews? Christian Contours answers this question by inviting readers to consider the understanding of reality proposed by the Bible. Though it is easy to divide life into separate compartments (religious and secular, theological and practical), faith invites us to view all of life in the light of that Biblical understanding. Presenting a clear, compelling case for unity in essential Christian tenets, the authors of Christian Contours guide the reader through developing, internalizing, and articulating a biblical worldview. This robust worldview enables the Christian to be a critically-thinking participant in culture and to be a faithful disciple of Christ with both heart and mind.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Douglas S. Huffman
Publisher: Kregel Academic
Release: 2012-01
File: 236 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780825436734

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It's the end of the church as we know it. In a digitally connected world, people are seeking spiritual answers through pop culture. Instead of retreating, Christians must "rethink the sacred" and enter global conversations about God--in film, literature, TV, and music--or face extinction, argues Barry Taylor in Entertainment Theology. Taking snapshots from theology, cultural studies, sociology, and pop culture, Taylor explores a myriad of factors affecting religious life since the 1970s, including technology, fashion, celebrity, and global communications. He exhorts a move away from traditional Christian religion, proposing instead a manifestation of Christianity as a religion not of the past but of the present and the future. For scholars, seminary students, culture watchers, and emerging-church readers, Entertainment Theology offers thought-provoking hope for Christianity's future.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Barry Taylor
Publisher: Baker Books
Release: 2008-03-01
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 1441206035

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Everyday theology is the reflective and practical task of living each day as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. In other words, theology is not just for Sundays, and it's not just for professional theologians. Everyday Theology teaches all Christians how to get the theological lay of the land. It enables them to become more conscious of the culture they inhabit every day so that they can understand how it affects them and how they can affect it. If theology is the ministry of the Word to the world, everyday theologians need to know something about that world, and Everyday Theology shows them how to understand their culture make an impact on it. Engaging and full of fresh young voices, this book is the first in the new Cultural Exegesis series.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Publisher: Baker Academic
Release: 2007-03-01
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 1441200495

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Examines contemporary art from its roots to the present day Art Since 1980: Charting the Contemporary presents a chronological survey from the late 20th century into the early 21st century. This title is built around short discussions on individual artists. Author Peter Kalb maintains a balance between a social history of institutions and contexts, and attention to individual aesthetic choices. Works cited come from these fields: painting, photography, and sculpture, plus installation, performance, and video art. MySearchLab is a part of the Kalb program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students explore contemporary art in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. NOTE: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase the text with MySearchLab, order the package ISBN: 0205987087 / 9780205987085 Art Since 1980 Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205935567 / 9780205935567 Art since 1980

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Genre: Art
Author: Peter R. Kalb
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Release: 2013-09-16
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 0205935567

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Modern art can be confusing and intimidating--even ugly and blasphemous. And yet curator and art critic Daniel A. Siedell finds something else, something much deeper that resonates with the human experience. With over thirty essays on such diverse artists as Andy Warhol, Thomas Kinkade, Diego Velazquez, Robyn O'Neil, Claudia Alvarez, and Andrei Rublev, Siedell offers a highly personal approach to modern art that is informed by nearly twenty years of experience as a museum curator, art historian, and educator. Siedell combines his experience in the contemporary art world with a theological perspective that serves to deepen the experience of art, allowing the work of art to work as art and not covert philosophy or theology, or visual illustrations of ideas, meanings, and worldviews. Who's Afraid of Modern Art? celebrates the surprising beauty of art that emerges from and embraces pain and suffering, if only we take the time to listen. Indeed, as Siedell reveals, a painting is much more than meets the eye. So, who's afraid of modern art? Siedell's answer might surprise you.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Daniel A. Siedell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release: 2015-01-07
File: 178 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781625644428

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In this volume, edited by Beth Felker Jones and Jeffrey Barbeau, a dozen evangelical scholars and pastors discuss the nature of the human person in the context of contemporary culture.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Beth Felker Jones
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release: 2016-04-08
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780830851201

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This groundbreaking reference tool introduces key names, theories, and concepts for interpreting Scripture.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Publisher: Baker Academic
Release: 2005-11-01
File: 896 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780801026942

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Conversations with some of today's most intriguing artists--Sandra Bowden, Dan Callis, Mary McCleary, John Silvis, Edward Knippers, Erica Downer, Albert Pedulla, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Joel Sheesley and Makoto Fujimura--focuses on the intersection of Christianity and creativity.

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Genre: Art
Author: James Romaine
Publisher:
Release: 2002
File: 173 Pages
ISBN-13: 0965879836

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Examines forty-five films from the early twenty-first century, offering insight into their spiritual connections and theological applications.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Craig Detweiler
Publisher: Baker Academic
Release: 2008-08-01
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780801035920

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