Art and Faith

Art and Faith
Author: Makoto Fujimura
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780300255935
Available:
Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Art and Faith
Author: Makoto Fujimura
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780300254143
Available:
Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Culture Care

Culture Care
Author: Makoto Fujimura
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780830891115
Available:
Release: 2017-01-14
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Walking on Water

Walking on Water
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780804189293
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Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Convergent Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this classic book, Madeleine L'Engle addresses the questions, What makes art Christian? What does it mean to be a Christian artist? 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.

Refractions

Refractions
Author: Makoto Fujimura
Pages: 174
ISBN: 1600063012
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Release: 2009
Editor: NavPress Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explore how the arts and faith live together and how you can bring healing to a hurting world through your own creation.

Pursuing Christ Creating Art

Pursuing Christ  Creating Art
Author: Gary A. Molander
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1449718027
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Release: 2011-06-28
Editor: WestBow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

PURSUING CHRIST. CREATING ART. is written for people who are living in the intersection of the Christian faith, and the creation of art. By their nature, artists look at a life of faith differently, and that unique journey warrants an exploration of what it means to be a Christ-follower and an artist. The book intentionally veers away from tips and techniques and formulas, while concentrating on the journey, the mystery, and the heart.

The Art of Faith

The Art of Faith
Author: Judith Couchman
Pages: 305
ISBN: 1557256306
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Release: 2012
Editor: Paraclete Press (MA)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Art of Faith outlines sacred art from early Christianity through the Baroque, with intriguing information, stories, quotes, sketches, and examples.

Art and Faith in Mexico the Nineteenth century Retablo Tradition

Art and Faith in Mexico   the Nineteenth century Retablo Tradition
Author: New Mexico State University. University Art Gallery
Pages: 359
ISBN: 0826323243
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Release: 2001
Editor: UNM Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Garden Art of Faith Volume 1

The Garden Art of Faith  Volume 1
Author: Max Greiner
Pages: 492
ISBN: 1734671122
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Release: 2020-08-29
Editor: Max Greiner, Jr. Designs
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the true story of angels, demons, miracles, signs, wonders and a vision given to a man and woman called by God to build a type of last days tabernacle in the Texas Hill Country. Today, The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden is filled with 2.25 million dollars' worth of sculptures donated by three artists. This Texas Tabernacle presents 77 Bible verses, etched in stone in a Path to Heaven. A seven-story, Corten steel landmark named The Empty Cross(TM) is recognized by many as the most symbolic cross sculpture in the world. God is manifesting His power at this free art park 365 days a year, located on IH-10, halfway between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, at the same latitude as Israel. Over a hundred thousand guests a year are drawn from across the world to the supernatural Garden.

Faith Books Spiritual Journaling

Faith Books   Spiritual Journaling
Author: Sharon Soneff
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1616734884
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Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Theology and the Arts

Theology and the Arts
Author: Ruth Illman,W. Alan Smith
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781135014612
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Release: 2013-06-07
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Philosophy Art and Religion

Philosophy  Art  and Religion
Author: Gordon Graham
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781107132221
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Release: 2017-09-07
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Systematically explores the affinity and the rivalry between art and religion, focusing at length on music, visual art, literature, and architecture in turn.

Art and Faith

Art and Faith
Author: Jon Bowles
Pages: 126
ISBN: 0834129051
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Release: 2012-09-01
Editor: House Studio
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Art and Faith is a commentary on the crisis of imagination happening in the modern church. Increasingly, artistic and religious expressions are viewed as different--and somewhat conflicting--realities. But author Jon Bowles throws light on the worlds of faith and art, revealing the ways the two are not dichotic but instead necessarily related."--p.[4] cover.

Silence and Beauty

Silence and Beauty
Author: Makoto Fujimura
Pages: 261
ISBN: 9780830844593
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Release: 2016-05
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Buddhism

Buddhism
Author: W. Zwalf
Pages: 300
ISBN: UVA:X030340379
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Release: 1985
Editor: Trustees of British Museum and British Library Board
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Catalog of an exhibition drawn mainly from the resources of the British Museum and British Library"--Preface.

The Shadow of Beauty

The Shadow of Beauty
Author: S. Talmond Brown
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9781615669615
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Release: 2010-07
Editor: Tate Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Art is a spiritual ministry that must be studied, nurtured, and influenced by the church. Christian artists need to understand the weighty responsibilities of their calling, and the church must understand the importance of art as a divinely appointed ministry. In The Shadow of Beauty, S. Talmond Brown urges artists and church leaders to realize the need for a mission to reestablish the church's cultural authority and recognize art as a God-honored career. Brown includes works by such renowned artists as Leonardo da Vinci and William Blake, presenting biblical proof that all art forms—including paintings, sculptures, music, and literature—are an important means by which artists and non-artists alike can spread God's Word and should be developed to the fullest. Covering such subjects as biblical enigmas, the potential benefits and dangers of art, and the role of art in redeeming our culture, Brown poignantly recounts the church's aesthetic history, revealing the keys to discovering the truth hiding behind The Shadow of Beauty. Stephen Talmond Brown has published the most systematic approach to a truly Reformed Christian theory and practice of art attempted in decades. Equal parts devotional, aesthetic theory, church history, and reformed apologetics, The Shadow of Beauty rolls along with a spiritual rigor and elegance rare for our age. —Tony Norman, Columnist/Associate Editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Visual Faith

Visual Faith
Author: William A. Dyrness
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9780801022975
Available:
Release: 2001-11-01
Editor: Baker Academic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An intriguing, substantive look into the relationship between the church and the world of art.

Art Through Faith

Art Through Faith
Author: Mary Lynch
Pages: 233
ISBN: 1607040182
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Faith Wilding s Fearful Symmetries

Faith Wilding s Fearful Symmetries
Author: Faith Wilding,Sharon Stratton
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781783209781
Available:
Release: 2019-01-15
Editor: Intellect Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Deeply influenced by studies of female iconology, the medieval, the afterlife and hybrid bodies, Faith Wilding’s art is instantly recognizable and distinctive in style. In keeping with Wilding’s own artworks, the book is a bricollage: memoirs and watercolours sit alongside critical essays and family photographs to form an overall history of both Wilding’s life and works, as well as the wider feminist art movement of the Seventies and beyond. This collection spans 50 years of Wilding’s artistic production, feminist art pedagogy, participation in, and organizing of, feminist art collectives, such as the Feminist Art Program, Womanspace Gallery and the Woman’s Building. With contributions from scholars and artists, including Amelia Jones, the book is the first of its kind to celebrate the career of an artist who not only partook in the cornerstone movement, but helped shape the feminist art of today. Intimate, philosophical and insightful, Faith Wilding’s Fearful Symmetries is a beautiful book intended for the artist, scholar and broader audience.

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith
Author: Shilp Smita
Pages: 167
ISBN: 9789352060948
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Notion Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"To write of the conflict within, to be wronged by life and still feel blessed to be living. To know that wrong was just a part of bigger plan of right. This collection essays a reflection into touching a realm, a dimension, we only feel deep within, and are too scared to talk about. This work is a belief in goodness even in the worst of souls, and a belief of filling unimaginable abyss of chaos grief and darkness in human beings, with love light and faith. It is for all the people who have been at the turning points of their lives and have sensed a lower band in all they fail to do and an upper hand which comes to their rescue. It’s for everyone out there who understands that love and pain are inseparable, that angels and devils do exist and we all have a part of both in us. It’s all about which one we love more, the devil to kiss him and make him go the sleep or the angel to challenge and make him go much higher. This short collection is a trial at both communication and silence, because that’s where our innermost or the supreme, as we call it, resides"