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Visual Theology

Visual Theology
  • Author : Tim Challies,Josh Byers
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-19
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9780310520443
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Summary : We live in a visual culture. Today, people increasingly rely upon visuals to help them understand new and difficult concepts. The rise and stunning popularity of the Internet infographic has given us a new way in which to convey data, concepts and ideas. But the visual portrayal of truth is not a novel idea. Indeed, God himself used visuals to teach truth to his people. The tabernacle of the Old Testament was a visual representation of man’s distance from God and God’s condescension to his people. Each part of the tabernacle was meant to display something of man’s treason against God and God’s kind response. Likewise, the sacraments of the New Testament are visual representations of man’s sin and God’s response. Even the cross was both reality and a visual demonstration. As teachers and lovers of sound theology, Challies and Byers have a deep desire to convey the concepts and principles of systematic theology in a fresh, beautiful and informative way. In this book, they have made the deepest truths of the Bible accessible in a way that can be seen and understood by a visual generation.

Visual Theology Guide to the Bible

Visual Theology Guide to the Bible
  • Author : Tim Challies,Josh Byers
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-03-18
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 0310577969
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Summary : Capitalizing on the increasing popularity of infographics and a growing interest in accessible, understandable teaching on theology, Visual Theology Guide to the Bible by Tim Challies and Josh Byers teaches timeless, historic, biblical truth in a fresh and vibrant way that that will capture your interest and ignite your imagination.

Visual Theology Study Guide

Visual Theology Study Guide
  • Author : Tim Challies,Josh Byers
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-01-09
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 9780310576266
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Summary : We live in a visual culture. Today, people increasingly rely upon visuals to help them understand new and difficult concepts. The rise and stunning popularity of the Internet infographic has given us a new way in which to convey data, concepts, and ideas. As teachers and lovers of sound theology, Challies and Byers have a deep desire to convey the concepts and principles of systematic theology in a fresh, beautiful, and informative way. In the bestselling Visual Theology, they have made the deepest truths of the Bible accessible in a way that can be seen and understood by a visual generation. As a companion to Visual Theology, the Visual Theology Study Guide is a ten session study designed to help you grow in godliness by practicing what you learn, and it includes application for both personal and small group study. Each chapter includes key terms, group study discussion questions, and exercises for personal reflection in God's Word. X

Visual Theology

Visual Theology
  • Author : Robin Margaret Jensen,Kimberly J. Vrudny
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :235
  • ISBN : 0814653995
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Summary : At least since the time of Paul (see Acts 18), Christians have wrestled with the power and danger of religious imagery in the visual arts. It was not until the middle of the twentieth century that there emerged in Western Christianity an integrated, academic study of theology and the arts. Here, one of the pioneers of that movement, H. Wilson Yates, along with fourteen theologians, examine how visual culture reflects or addresses pressing contemporary religious questions. The aim throughout is to engage the reader in theological reflection, mediated and enhanced by the arts. This beautifully illustrated book includes more than fifty images in full color.

Visual Theology of the Huguenots

Visual Theology of the Huguenots
  • Author : Randal Carter Working
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-02-23
  • Total pages :212
  • ISBN : 9780718845384
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Summary : The role of architecture within the French Reformed tradition has been of recent scholarly interest, seen in the work of Helene Guicharnaud, Catharine Randall, Andrew Spicer, and others. Few, however, have investigated in depth the relationship between Reformed theology and architectural forms. In The Visual Theology of the Huguenots, Randal Carter Working explores the roots of Reformed aesthetics, set against the background of late medieval church architecture. Indicating how demonstrably important the work of Serlio is in the spreading of the ideas of Vitruvius, Working explains the influence of classical Roman building on French Reformed architecture. He follows this with an examination of five important Huguenot architects: Philibert de l'Orme, Bernard Palissy, Jacques-Androuet du Cerceau, Salomon de Brosse, and Jacques Perret. The distinct language of Huguenot architecture is revealed by his comparative analysis of three churches: St Pierre in Geneva, a medieval church overhauledby the Reformers; St Gervais-St Protais, a Parisian Catholic church whose facade was completed by the French Reformed architect Salomon de Brosse; and the temple at Charenton, a structure also designed and built by de Brosse. These three buildings demonstrate how the contribution of Huguenot architecture gave expression to Reformed theological ideas and helped bring about the renewal of classicism in France.

The Unspeakable Art of Bill Viola

The Unspeakable Art of Bill Viola
  • Author : Ronald R. Bernier
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-19
  • Total pages :100
  • ISBN : 9781630872687
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Summary : The breach of art from religion is just one of the many unhappy legacies of modernism. There was a time, however, when the aesthetic and the spiritual were of a piece. This study of the work of American video artist Bill Viola considers the possible reemergence of a theological dimension to contemporary art--a reenchantment of art, as some have called it. Using the high-tech apparatus of modern video, Viola's art is rooted precisely in this theological tradition of transcendent mystical experience and spiritual self-concentration. The technological apotheosis of modern image-making--high speed film, high-definition video, LCD and plasma screens, and sophisticated sound recording--are put to use by Viola in ways that significantly challenge prevailing intellectual and artistic traditions and return us to the power of the Sublime--that which, by definition, defeats language. Viola's art as such converges with postmodern notions of the "unrepresentable" and with the ancient theological tradition of apophasis, "speaking away" or "unsaying." The fullness of "meaning," then, appears only as a promise of presence through embodied absence, neither fully here and now nor entirely elsewhere and beyond. This study seeks to define, through the work of a courageous and thoughtful contemporary artist, the theological sublime as an aesthetic of revelation.

Visual Faith

Visual Faith
  • Author : William A. Dyrness
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-11-01
  • Total pages :188
  • ISBN : 9780801022975
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Summary : An intriguing, substantive look into the relationship between the church and the world of art.

Visual Theology

Visual Theology
  • Author : James Nkansah-Obrempong
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-01
  • Total pages :296
  • ISBN : 3639230876
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Summary : Professor Nkansah Obrempong explore the relevance of the Akan religio-cultural heritage-- its proverbs, myths, metaphors and symbols-- for Christian theology. The author discusses the African religio-cultural heritage showing its impact on African Christian thought. He examines the cultural and religious contexts of the Akan people where he argues that Akan ontology and cosmology form the basis of Akan philosophical thought and epistemology and that Akan proverbs, myths, metaphors and symbols about God are the result of the Akans' reflection on their religious experience of God. He draws out the theological meaning of these materials in relation to God and looks at the theological themes that emerged by pointing out their implications for the doctrine of God. He points out the Ancestor-King Model in the Akan religio-cultural context provides a new idiom and rich insights for Akan Christians to understand the nature and character of God. The implications of this "new approach" for the doctrine of God and for Christian theology are pointed out. This book is a major cnotribution to African Christian Theologgy

Reformed Theology and Visual Culture

Reformed Theology and Visual Culture
  • Author : William A. Dyrness
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-06-10
  • Total pages :339
  • ISBN : 0521540739
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Summary : William Dyrness examines how particular theological themes of Reformed Protestants impacted on their surrounding visual culture.

The Creation of Eve and Renaissance Naturalism

The Creation of Eve and Renaissance Naturalism
  • Author : Jack M. Greenstein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-31
  • Total pages :267
  • ISBN : 9781107103245
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Summary : This book traces how four early Renaissance masters represented the Creation of Eve, which showed woman rising weightlessly from Adam's side at God's command.

Transformations in Persons and Paint

Transformations in Persons and Paint
  • Author : Chloe Reddaway
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-02-04
  • Total pages :299
  • ISBN : 2503565549
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Summary : How can pictures help people to relate to God, and what can historical Christian images offer the viewer today? A compelling theological encounter between Renaissance frescoes and the modern viewer. Transformations in Persons and Paint looks at images from the viewer's position, standing in a series of Florentine chapels, surrounded by frescoes, and discovering their powerful capacity to communicate what it means to live in a post-Resurrection world. Proving that there is still plenty to say about works by Giotto, Taddeo Gaddi, Masolino, Masaccio, Fra Angelico, and Ghirlandaio, this book uncovers previously overlooked theological content, and demonstrates the rewards of attentive interaction between a modern viewer and historical images. Within the growing body of work on theology and the arts, this is a rare example of what can happen when a theological gaze is turned towards some of the classics in the canon of Christian art, while speaking directly to the modern viewer. Chloe Reddaway offers a new model of theological viewing, inhabiting both period and modern perspectives, and reinvigorating our understanding of the incarnational nature of Christian art by taking account of the particular physicality of images, especially as it is experienced through sacred space within and around them. Through close and imaginative encounters with images, a series of critical-devotional interpretations transforms beautiful artefacts into living explorations of the Incarnation and its consequences, the transformation and transfiguration that it enables, the particularity and interconnectedness of the created world, the generative capacity of liminal and (apparently) empty spaces, and the nature of vocation and conformity to Christ.

The Next Story

The Next Story
  • Author : Tim Challies
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-03-10
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780310520832
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Summary : Even the least technical among us are being pressed from all sides by advances in digital technology. We rely upon computers, cell phones, and the Internet for communication, commerce, and entertainment. Yet even though we live in this “instant message” culture, many of us feel disconnected, and we question if all this technology is really good for our souls. In a manner that’s accessible, thoughtful, and biblical, author Tim Challies addresses questions such as: • How has life—and faith—changed now that everyone is available all the time through mobile phones? • How does our constant connection to these digital devices affect our families and our church communities? • What does it mean that almost two billion humans are connected by the Internet … with hundreds of millions more coming online each year? Providing the reader with a framework they can apply to any technology, Tim Challies explains how and why our society has become reliant on digital technology, what it means for our lives, and how it impacts the Christian faith.

In the Beginning is the Icon

In the Beginning is the Icon
  • Author : Sigurd Bergmann
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-08
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781134948871
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Summary : Icons provide depictions of God or encounters with the divine that enable reflection and prayer. 'In the Beginning is the Icon' explores the value of these images for a theology of liberation. Iconology, art theory, philosophical aesthetics, art history and anthropology are integrated with rigorous theological reflection to argue that the creation and observation of pictures can have a liberating effect on humanity. In presenting art from across the world, 'In the Beginning is the Icon' reflects the ethnocentricity of both art and religious studies and offers a new cross-cultural approach to the theology of art.

Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity

Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity
  • Author : Robin M. Jensen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-06-01
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781441236272
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Summary : What can we learn from early Christian imagery about the theological meaning of baptism? Robin Jensen, a leading scholar of early Christian art and worship, examines multiple dimensions of the early Christian baptismal rite. She explores five models for understanding baptism--as cleansing from sin, sickness, and Satan; as incorporation into the community; as sanctifying and illuminative; as death and regeneration; and as the beginning of the new creation--showing how visual images, poetic language, architectural space, and symbolic actions signify and convey the theological meaning of this ritual practice. Considering image and action together, Jensen offers a holistic and integrated understanding of the power of baptism. The book is illustrated with photos.

Seen and Unseen

Seen and Unseen
  • Author : K. Flanagan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-09-21
  • Total pages :251
  • ISBN : 9780230502383
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Summary : This lively and highly original study explores the link between visual culture and religion in terms of tales, memory and character. It draws out the sociological implications of handling the virtual and virtue in ways of seeing. Using Simmel's approach to religiosity in his third study of sociology in theology, Flanagan explores how spectacle is to be understood in ways that yield trust. The study will be invaluable for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on visual culture, sociology of religion and theology.

What No Eye Has Seen. Visual Theology of the Basilica of St Paul's Outside the Walls

What No Eye Has Seen. Visual Theology of the Basilica of St Paul's Outside the Walls
  • Author : Edmund Power
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 8846510461
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Aesthetic Theology in the Franciscan Tradition

Aesthetic Theology in the Franciscan Tradition
  • Author : Xavier Seubert,Oleg Bychkov
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-11-11
  • Total pages :398
  • ISBN : 9781000710861
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Summary : The book investigates the aesthetic theology embedded in the Franciscan artistic tradition. The novelty of the approach is in applying concepts gleaned from Franciscan textual sources to create a deeper understanding of how art in all its sensual forms was foundational to the Franciscan milieu. Chapters range from studies of statements about aesthetics and the arts in theological textual sources to examples of visual, auditory, and tactile arts communicating theological ideas found in texts. The essays cover not only European art and textual sources, but also Franciscan influences in the Americas found in both texts and artifacts.

Public Theology Perspectives on Religion and Education

Public Theology Perspectives on Religion and Education
  • Author : Manfred L. Pirner,Johannes Lahnemann,Werner Haussmann,Susanne Schwarz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-23
  • Total pages :266
  • ISBN : 9780429877247
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Summary : In order to draw out the relationship between publicly-oriented Christianity and education, this book demonstrates that education is an important method and prerequisite of public theology, as well as an urgent object of public theology research’s attention. Featuring work from diverse academic disciplines—including religion education, theology, philosophy, and religious studies—this edited collection also contends with the educational challenges that come with the decline of religion on the one hand and its transformation and regained public relevance on the other. Taken together, the contributions to this volume provide a comprehensive argument for why education deserves systematic attention in the context of public theology discourse, and vice versa.

The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment (Foreword by John MacArthur)

The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment (Foreword by John MacArthur)
  • Author : Tim Challies
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-12-19
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9781433520525
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Summary : Spiritual discernment is good for more than just making monumental decisions according to God's will. It is an essential, day-to-day activity that allows thoughtful Christians to separate the truth of God from error and to distinguish right from wrong in all kinds of settings and situations. It is also a skill-something that any person can develop and improve, especially with the guidance in this book. Written by a leading evangelical blogger, The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment is an uplifting, scripturally grounded work that explains the need for discernment, its challenges, and the steps that will cultivate it. Author Tim Challies does not do the discerning for readers; he simply shows them how to practically apply scriptural tools, principles, and wisdom so that their conclusions about everything-people, teachings, decisions, media, and organizations-will be consistent with God's Word.

The Highest Art

The Highest Art
  • Author : Matthew David Rosebrock
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017
  • Total pages :538
  • ISBN : OCLC:990311291
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Summary : Martin Luther had a vivid way of speaking that becomes clear to anyone familiar with his writing. Yet, most scholarship to date has not thoroughly connected this observation with his position on images. Rather, his visual way of speaking and his position on images are often portrayed as irreconcilably at odds with one another. In this dissertation, I suggest that Luther's theology itself is visually oriented and that this orientation is well suited for the connection with the artwork of Lucas Cranach the Elder. My method for this claim is the use of Luther's approach to theology and Scripture: Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio (prayer, meditation, temptation [Anfechtung]). Interaction with the text, hermeneutically speaking, is inherently phenomenological in such a way that lends itself to the formation of images. I contend that these "three rules" shape the practice of Luther's visual theology by continually leading him to the text of Scripture as the foundation from which images are to be drawn, gazed upon, and tested. My chosen area of investigating this claim is Luther's Lectures on Galatians of 1531/35. In these lectures, both Luther's threefold practice and his visual imagination converge in the image of Christ derived from the text. It has been noted by John Dillenberger that many of the verbal images contained in the lectures correspond directly to Lucas Cranach the Elder's Law and Gospel paintings. However, no further reason is offered, nor is it noted that the first paintings were completed two years before Luther's lectures. I argue that an important link in making this connection is that Cranach's painting of the Law and Gospel theme is a visual practice of Luther's theology, wherein Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio plays a prominent role. Moreover, the three rules might also be a helpful way of describing Cranach's artistic practice itself, in which the theme was continually reworked in several renditions in the attempt to arrive at a satisfying composition. Resonances between Cranach's artwork and Luther's theology can even suggest how seeing these images may have affected Luther. That is, Luther may be pulling from his mental reservoir of these images in his expositions of texts and preaching. The significance of this work is a weaving together of the disciplines of reformation theology and art history in order to shed light on the resonance between theological and artistic practices. Impoortant to Luther's study of Scripture and theology is not merely deal with abstract propositions but with naturally connected to an embodiment of the text--that is, a personal and spiritual engagement that expects the teaching of the Holy Spirit--that necessarily challenges, shapes, and creates images. Because of this nature, Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio may provide helpful insights for a modern-day Protestant visual exegesis.

Theology and the Arts

Theology and the Arts
  • Author : Ruth Illman,W. Alan Smith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-06-07
  • Total pages :230
  • ISBN : 9781135014605
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Summary : 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.