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Art and the Bible: Two Essays

Art and the Bible: Two Essays

Written by Francis A. Schaeffer

Narrated by Nadia May


Art and the Bible: Two Essays

Written by Francis A. Schaeffer

Narrated by Nadia May

ratings:
4.5/5 (13 ratings)
Length:
1 hour
Released:
Aug 1, 2007
ISBN:
9781596444768
Format:
Audiobook

Description

"The lordship of Christ should include an interest in the arts," writes Francis Schaeffer. "A Christian should use these arts to the glory of God, not just as tracts, mind you, but as things of beauty to the praise of God."Many Christians, wary of creating graven images, have steered clear of artistic creativity. But the Bible offers a robust affirmation of the arts. The human impulse to create reflects our being created in the image of a creator God.

Art and the Bible has been a foundational work for generations of Christians in the arts. In this book's classic essays, Francis Schaeffer first examines the scriptural record of the use of various art forms, and then establishes a Christian perspective on art. With clarity and vigor, Schaeffer explains why "the Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars."

An EChristian, Inc production.

Released:
Aug 1, 2007
ISBN:
9781596444768
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Francis A. Schaeffer founded the L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland and was the author of many books, including The God Who Is There. Until his death in 1984, he was also a noted speaker with a worldwide ministry. His ministry continues through his books, with over two million copies in print.


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  • (3/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Short and sweet and to the point, but very good. Schaeffer's vision was on-target, by and large, though he got a little hung up at times on conveying propositional truth through art. Thus, his rejection of art-as-tract is right, but as a cultural project his vision failed at least in part because it wasn't truly coherent in his own writing here. Still, this should be on the required reading shelf for any would-be Christian artist.

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  • (5/5)

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    This is a great little booklet. In many senses Evangelical Christianity has relegated the arts to some sort of second-grade existence. Schaeffer does a fine job of debunking those sort of attitudes and relates art and Biblical Christianity. He demonstrates the meaning of art and how and why it should be valued by Christians. A must read for the Christian artist! Warning: If you've read Schaeffer's other works, this content will not be completely new. A different angle, yes, but very similar.

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  • (5/5)
    A very helpful book, teaching how to view works of art, not just on their technical side, but on their worldwiew as well. Also teaches Christians to be free in their art as they were created to be.