Art And Faith

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Author by Makoto Fujimura
Genre : Religion
Editor : Yale University Press
ISBN : 9780300255935
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File Pages : 182
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From a world-renowned painter, an exploration of creativity’s quintessential—and often overlooked—role in the spiritual life “Makoto Fujimura’s art and writings have been a true inspiration to me. In this luminous book, he addresses the question of art and faith and their reconciliation with a quiet and moving eloquence.”—Martin Scorsese “[An] elegant treatise . . . Fujimura’s sensitive, evocative theology will appeal to believers interested in the role religion can play in the creation of art.”—Publishers Weekly Conceived over thirty years of painting and creating in his studio, this book is Makoto Fujimura’s broad and deep exploration of creativity and the spiritual aspects of “making.” What he does in the studio is theological work as much as it is aesthetic work. In between pouring precious, pulverized minerals onto handmade paper to create the prismatic, refractive surfaces of his art, he comes into the quiet space in the studio, in a discipline of awareness, waiting, prayer, and praise. Ranging from the Bible to T. S. Eliot, and from Mark Rothko to Japanese Kintsugi technique, he shows how unless we are making something, we cannot know the depth of God’s being and God’s grace permeating our lives. This poignant and beautiful book offers the perspective of, in Christian Wiman’s words, “an accidental theologian,” one who comes to spiritual questions always through the prism of art.


Art And Faith

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Author by Makoto Fujimura
Genre : Art
Editor : Yale University Press
ISBN : 9780300254143
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 184
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From a world-renowned painter, an exploration of creativity’s quintessential—and often overlooked—role in the spiritual life “Makoto Fujimura’s art and writings have been a true inspiration to me. In this luminous book, he addresses the question of art and faith and their reconciliation with a quiet and moving eloquence.”—Martin Scorsese “[An] elegant treatise . . . Fujimura’s sensitive, evocative theology will appeal to believers interested in the role religion can play in the creation of art.”—Publishers Weekly Conceived over thirty years of painting and creating in his studio, this book is Makoto Fujimura’s broad and deep exploration of creativity and the spiritual aspects of “making.” What he does in the studio is theological work as much as it is aesthetic work. In between pouring precious, pulverized minerals onto handmade paper to create the prismatic, refractive surfaces of his art, he comes into the quiet space in the studio, in a discipline of awareness, waiting, prayer, and praise. Ranging from the Bible to T. S. Eliot, and from Mark Rothko to Japanese Kintsugi technique, he shows how unless we are making something, we cannot know the depth of God’s being and God’s grace permeating our lives. This poignant and beautiful book offers the perspective of, in Christian Wiman’s words, “an accidental theologian,” one who comes to spiritual questions always through the prism of art.


Silence And Beauty

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Author by Makoto Fujimura
Genre : Art
Editor : InterVarsity Press
ISBN : 9780830844593
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 203
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Internationally renowned artist Makoto Fujimura reflects on Shusaku Endo's novel Silence and grapples with the nature of art, pain and culture. Showing that light is yet present in darkness, he uncovers deep layers of meaning in Japanese history and finds connections to how faith is lived in contexts of trauma.


Walking On Water

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Author by Madeleine L'Engle
Genre : Religion
Editor : Convergent Books
ISBN : 9780804189279
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 226
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In this classic book, Madeleine L'Engle addresses the questions, What does it mean to be a Christian artist? and What is the relationship between faith and art? Through L'Engle's beautiful and insightful essay, readers will find themselves called to what the author views as the prime tasks of an artist: to listen, to remain aware, and to respond to creation through one's own art.


Art And Faith

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Author by Jacques Maritain
Genre : Literary Collections
Editor : Open Road Media
ISBN : 9781497675858
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 140
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The meaning of poetry and the sociological and political significance of art are dealt with in these letters.


Culture Care

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Author by Makoto Fujimura
Genre : Religion
Editor : InterVarsity Press
ISBN : 9780830891115
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 160
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We all have a responsibility to care for culture. Artist Makoto Fujimura issues a call to cultural stewardship, in which we feed our culture's soul with beauty, creativity, and generosity. This is a book for artists and all "creative catalysts" who understand how much the culture we all share affects human thriving today and shapes the generations to come.


Theology And The Arts

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Author by Ruth Illman
Genre : Religion
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781135014605
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 230
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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.


Visual Faith

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Author by William A. Dyrness
Genre : Religion
Editor : Baker Academic
ISBN : 9780801022975
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 196
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An intriguing, substantive look into the relationship between the church and the world of art.


Art And Faith In Mexico

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Author by New Mexico State University. University Art Gallery
Genre : Art
Editor : UNM Press
ISBN : 0826323243
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 370
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Studies retabloes--Mexican paintings on tin created in the latter half of the nineteenth century--from art, religious, and historical perspectives, and discusses efforts made to restore and conserve the artwork.


Art Through Faith

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Author by Mary Lynch
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ISBN : 1607040182
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 233
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