Art and Faith

Art and Faith
Author: Makoto Fujimura
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780300255935
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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 lifeWritten 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, he asserts, 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
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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
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Catholic Art Saved the Faith

How Catholic Art Saved the Faith
Author: Elizabeth Lev
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781622826124
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Release: 2018-09-20
Editor: Sophia Institute Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Not long after Martin Luther’s defiance of the Church in 1517, dialogue between Protestants and Catholics broke down, brother turned against brother, and devastating religious wars erupted across Europe. Desperate to restore the peace and recover the unity of Faith, Catholic theologians clarified and reaffirmed Catholic doctrines, but turned as well to another form of evangelization: the Arts. Convinced that to win over the unlettered, the best place to fight heresy was not in the streets but in stone and on canvas, they enlisted the century’s best artists to create a glorious wave of beautiful works of sacred art — Catholic works of sacred art — to draw people together instead of driving them apart. How Catholic Art Saved the Faith tells the story of the creation and successes of this vibrant, visual-arts SWAT team whose war cry could have been “art for Faith’s sake!” Over the years, it included Michelangelo, of course, and, among other great artists, the edgy Caravaggio, the graceful Guido Reni, the technically perfect Annibale Carracci, the colorful Barocci, the theatrical Bernini, and the passionate Artemisia Gentileschi. Each of these creative souls, despite their own interior struggles, was a key player in this magnificent, generations-long project: the affirmation through beauty of the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church. Here you will meet the fascinating artists who formed this cadre’s core. You will revel in scores of their full-color paintings. And you will profit from the lucid explanations of their lovely creations: works that over the centuries have touched the hearts and deepened the faith of millions of pilgrims who have made their way to the Eternal City to gaze upon them. Join those pilgrims now in an encounter with the magnificent artworks of the Catholic Restoration — artworks which from their conception were intended to delight, teach, and inspire. As they have done for the faith of so many, so will they do for you.

Empires of Faith in Late Antiquity

Empires of Faith in Late Antiquity
Author: Jaś Elsner
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9781108473071
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Release: 2020-01-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores the problems for studying art and religion in Eurasia arising from ancestral, colonial and post-colonial biases in historiography.

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.

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.

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.

Theology and the Arts

Theology and the Arts
Author: Ruth Illman,W. Alan Smith
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781135014605
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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.

Full of Grace

Full of Grace
Author: Judith Dupre
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780679643661
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Release: 2010-11-02
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two thousand years ago, a girl from Nazareth was transformed by a simple “yes” into the Mother of God—the subject of sublime devotion, divisive controversy, and extravagant speculation. A mother and a virgin, a saint and a peasant, a woman both tragic and triumphant, Mary has held sway over the human imagination for centuries. Yet she has never felt as relevant to our everyday lives as she does today. In Full of Grace, Judith Dupré, the bestselling author of Churches, offers an intimate exploration of this beloved figure, now and through the ages. In a series of poignant stories and essays, Dupré examines Mary’s artistic, cultural, and historical influence, and at the same time shows how Mary’s human journey of love, compassion, grief, and humble strength inextricably connects her to our modern lives. Accompanied by a breathtaking visual feast ranging from classic Renaissance portraits to unexpected contemporary images, Dupré’s text offers insights into the Virgin Mary as a mother and as a religious icon. Visits to the great shrines of Marian pilgrimage—Lourdes, Medjugorje, Fatima, and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe—underscore the author’s journey to find Mary’s meaning in her own life. In an essay about Mary in the Qur’an, we see how Mary, far from being an exclusively Catholic figure, emerges as one of the central women in Islam. Another piece details the author’s travels in the Holy Land, a landscape wracked by religious strife but still overflowing with the spirit of generosity that Mary embodies. From Sudanese refugee camps to the painful reminders of Auschwitz, from the struggle of divorce to the challenges of raising a child with autism, we see how Mary’s tenderness, bravery, and grace infuse the story of every mother, young and old. For men and women seeking to better understand their own life journey, this book looks at the many miracles, large and small, along the way. From the Hardcover edition.

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

Explanation of the Book:

Seeing

Seeing
Author: Douglas Gourley Campbell
Pages: 119
ISBN: 0761822348
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Release: 2002-01-01
Editor: University Press of Amer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seeing consists of twenty brief essays about the role of contemporary artists of faith, their audience, and Christianity. These essays bring to discussion topics from postmodernism, authenticity and iconoclasm to individualism, beauty, and truth. Each essay focuses on issues that relate to how artists of faith approach their thinking about art, how viewers can enhance their experience of artworks and the relationship between Postmodernism and Christianity. Campbell explores, within the current Postmodernist environment, how art and Christianity can be discussed in the present tense and how Art by Contemporary Christians is now a topic for serious discussion that cannot be dismissed as merely an oxymoron. These essays bring to discussion issues that have been ignored by mainstream art publications.

Faith Wilding s Fearful Symmetries

Faith Wilding s Fearful Symmetries
Author: Faith Wilding,Sharon Stratton
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781783209781
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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.

Art of Faith

Art of Faith
Author: Judith Couchman
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781612614052
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Release: 2012-06-01
Editor: Paraclete Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Have you stood in front of a painting and thought, What does this mean? The Art of Faith answers this question again and again, with insight, wit, and verve, providing a thorough reference to Christian art through the centuries. Practical and easy to read, this book unfolds the ancient world of Christian images for believers who want to enrich their faith, college students studying art history, and travelers to religious sites. With this book in hand, you can visit museums, churches, or other sacred places and identify a work of art's style and meaning. Or even explore the signs and symbols of your local church. Whatever your relationship to art or Christianity, open this book when you're curious about a painting, sculpture, symbol, or other sacred work. It will answer your questions about The Art of Faith. "Couchman offers a readable and user-friendly guide to deciphering and interpreting Christian visual art. She is rightly keen to meet the urgent need for a new depth of theological vision in the church and beyond." —Jeremy Begbie, Duke Divinity School; Author of Voicing Creation's Praise: Towards a Theology of the Arts

Art and Faith in Tridentine Spain 1545 1690

Art and Faith in Tridentine Spain  1545 1690
Author: Alain Saint-Sae͏̈ns,Alain Saint-Saëns
Pages: 223
ISBN: UOM:39015037454405
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Release: 1995
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

By providing precise and accurate examples placed and scrutinized in their historical context, "Art and Faith in Tridentine Spain (1545-1690)" explains how painting, sculpture, and sacred space were able to convey and accomplish the dogmatic decisions and the spiritual message of the Council of Trent. Beyond the "Decree on the Holy Images," it is to the letter and to the spirit of all dogmatic Canons that post-Council art refers. From the 1500s to the 1680s Counter-Reformist art became a valuable and effective arm of the Church of Rome.