Saturday, September 4, 2010

"What is the point of Christian Arts?" // From the blog 'Transpositions'

It turns out that the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts at The University of St. Andrews gave birth to its own blog sometime this summer. The arrival of Transpositions is flat-out awesome news for those of us interested in the interface between theology and the arts (which no doubt includes you, dear reader). Of their many excellent recent posts this one, "What is the point of Christian Arts?"(briefly excerpted below), looks like a must-read. You might also want to check out this mid-July post entitled "All That Jazz" which explores the endurance of the jazz metaphor within ministry and theology. To learn more about Transpositions and its contributors, please follow this link. -- Leif

Full Post Here // Excerpt Below

by Sara

The week of 23 August, the Guardian website ran a series of responses to the question: ‘What is the point of Christian arts?’. Three writers respond to the question posed: Harriet Baber, Roz Kaveney, and Maggi Dawn... What strikes me about the responses is the role given to Christian faith and belief, primarily providing a framework for understanding when approaching works of art.

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