Liturgy as a way of life : embodying the arts in Christian worship / Bruce Ellis Benson.Material type: TextSeries: Church and postmodern culture: Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic, c2013Description: 160 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 9780801031359 (pbk.); 0801031354 (pbk.)Subject(s): Worship | Liturgics | Christianity and art | Christianity and the arts | Liturgy and art | Liturgy and the arts | Postmodernism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Public worshipLOC classification: BV15 | .B435 2013
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Call and the response -- Deconstructing the discourse of art -- Improvising like jazz -- On not being an artistic whore -- Becoming living works of art.
How do the arts inform and cultivate our service to God? In this addition to an award-winning series, distinguished philosopher Bruce Ellis Benson rethinks what it means to be artistic. Rather than viewing art as practiced by the few, he recovers the ancient Christian idea of presenting ourselves to God as works of art, reenvisioning art as the very core of our being: God calls us to improvise as living works of art. Benson also examines the nature of liturgy and connects art and liturgy in a new way. This book will appeal to philosophy, worship/liturgy, art, music, and theology students as well as readers interested in engaging issues of worship and aesthetics in a postmodern context, including Christian artists and worship leaders.
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