Art in Action: Toward a Christian Esthetic. Front Cover. Nicholas Wolterstorff. Regent College Publishing, – pages. Art In Action [Nicholas Wolterstorff] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic [Nicholas Wolterstorff] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Taking vigorous issue with the.

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A classic text, Art in Action explores a theological approach to aesthetic creation and contemplation. The World Behind the Work. Woltdrstorff defines art against mere object. While granting that galleries, theaters and concert halls serve a valid purpose, Taking vigorous issue with the pervasive Western notion that the arts exist essentially for the purpose of aesthetic contemplation, Nicholas Wolterstorff proposes instead what he sees as an authentically Christian perspective: He begins srt process through an exploration of the overall function of art.

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Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic

Art represents a deeper function in the cultural life of a community. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sabrina rated it liked it Jan 14, Instead of representing an escape from reality, art operates as a key to translate reality in a more meaningful way.


David rated it really liked it Jul 30, Olivia rated it liked it Dec 30, Defining Art So then, what constitutes art? Stewart rated it liked it May 06, Does art demand contemplation? Nicholas Wolterstorff approaches these questions theologically in Art in Action.

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The Benefits of WorldProjection. History of Western Philosophy. Hans Urs von Bal Eerdmans is proud to publish many books that have remained in print for decades – true classics that have stood the test of time. Rather, because it is in the joy of his people that God finds delight.

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Woolterstorff and Out of Worlds. Art in Society Given such a definition of art, the role of art in society emerges as its own divine being. The Ontology of Worlds. Worship in a Post-Christian Cultureand speaks around the country in churches and conferences. In this way, Wolterstorff does a great service to his readers by de-snobberizing the topic of art, and validating other uses of art his section on art and its relationship to liturgy at the end of the book is superb.


Dane rated it it was ok Apr 05, User Review – Flag as inappropriate I have only looked at the references to Malraux. Keep in mind that this book was written actiln Norms for the Aesthetic.

Nevertheless, what Wolterstorff provides is an enlightening introduction to a Christian aesthetic that breaks free from a purely secular view of the arts, and instead provides us a way to humble the artist as creator in service of the Creator of art. No keywords specified fix it. How does the productization of art alter its form? They are all inextricably embedded in the fabric of human intention.