Performance theory, history, criticism, theology, and worship are all brought together in a refreshing new look at the old art of live theatre in Performing the Sacred. Jacobsen develops a framework for understanding the built environment and addresses timely and controversial topics such as gentrification, urban sprawl, and energy consumption. The panoramic sweep of more than twenty centuries of theatre and theology—beginning with the ancient Greeks, detailing the mystery plays of the medieval period, and examining present-day drama—is a tour de force. It is a welcome addition to the scant volumes that cover an evangelical reflection on the arts and the aesthetic life. Johnson is the William K. This is an excellent book if you wish to dig deeper into the phenomenon of faith and film.
Available for: iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, Mac, and Windows, running app version 5. Behind the information and persuasion, however, is a complex call to ecological responsibility. Everyday Theology is the first volume in the Cultural Exegesis series. Brent Plate, visiting associate professor of religious studies, Hamilton College This book is a helpful resource for connecting film and theology. In sum, professors and students of art, aesthetics, theology, and the intersection of faith and culture will appreciate this dialogue.
Detweiler could have easily restricted his analysis to softer cinema: the anemic family dramas or self-important epics that try to pass as spiritual fare. Jacobsen is senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Tacoma, Washington. As a result, Into the Dark does more than inform; it invites us to open our eyes and discover the divine in even the most brutal of movies. Siedell ultimately contends that art is not antithetical or hostile to Christianity. This new addition to the critically acclaimed Engaging Culture series explores the theological significance of the ways pop music is listened to and used today. This new edition of a bestselling textbook has been substantially rewritten, mentions 200 additional movies, and offers in-depth discussion of eight recent popular films, including March of the Penguins, Magnolia, and Million Dollar Baby. A significant introduction by lays out the hermeneutical method for engaging with culture.
Performing the Sacred encourages Christians to celebrate, embrace, and experiment with dramatic stories found in Scripture. A must read for all of us laboring in the art world and in the arts academia. This book should have a wide readership. Writers, speakers, pastors, and leaders will find this collection of infographics, analysis, and expert commentary indispensable as they prepare to engage audiences, whether on paper, in person, or with pixels. Its ecumenical breadth and analytical depth can guide Christians from many traditions in shaping leadership for both the church and society.
Readers may never look at their homes, neighborhoods, towns, and churches in the same way again. Grounded in historical and biblical research, offers students and scholars an intriguing, substantive look into the relationship between the church and the world of art. Cone, Charles Augustus Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary Watkins takes the reader on an allegorical theological journey into the heart of hip-hop culture and challenges us to examine the culture not just from the surface—with all its seemingly blasphemous aesthetics—but from a deeper theological vantage point asking this question: Where does God show up and speak within and through hip-hop culture? Detweiler has written scripts for numerous Hollywood films, and his social documentary, Purple State of Mind, debuted in 2008. Tap on a feature to learn more. He is the author of The Greening of Theology: The Ecological Models of Rosemary Radford Ruether, Joseph Sittler, and Jurgen Moltmann and the coauthor of Assessing the Ark: A Christian Perspective on Non-human Creatures and the Endangered Species Act with Virginia Vroblesky and Evocations of Grace: The Writings of Joseph Sittler on Ecology, Theology, and Ethics with Peter Bakken. She is the former director of the De Pree Leadership Center at Fuller Theological Seminary. The book is witty, factual, and easy to read.
Readers of this book will include professors, students, artists, and anyone interested in Christianity and culture. Even at funerals, it is often requested over hymns. You want a blunt-smoking Jesus? In Reviewing Leadership, and offer an acute theological analysis of the influence and importance of leadership in our culture today. Presenting a year's worth of major research findings, Barna Trends 2018 puts essential information at our fingertips by consolidating and interpreting the raw data behind cultural, religious, and political shifts. Properly studied, this book will allow novices in the area of leadership to discuss the topic intelligently and thus would benefit any reader.
For thirty years, Barna Group has been a trusted guide to sorting out those facts. The entire material world can be divided between the natural environment and the built environment. He succeeds admirably on both counts; cities will look different to you once you have read this book. Is it possible that video games can be a gateway to positive moral transformations and enhanced spiritual consciousness? What, then, does the future hold for this evolving subject? Very few new books in theology or religious studies show this level of freshness and imagination. God in the Gallery will serve as an essential text for Christian colleges that emphasize worldview thinking and integration of faith and learning; in addition, it will play a helpful role in curriculum development and will reshape the direction of campus art departments and galleries.
He previously served as professor of modern and contemporary art history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and was curator of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. But a God that smokes like we smoke? Employing tools from the field of theology and culture, he demonstrates how looking at the built environment through a theological lens provides a unique perspective on questions of beauty, justice, and human flourishing. The author extracts insights about worldviews from thinkers ranging from to. Finally, they offer examples of exceptional Christian leadership and discuss ways to nurture this type of leadership for the future. Barry Taylor is an artist in residence and adjunct professor at the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts. It encourages readers to ponder movie themes that permeate our culture as well as motion pictures that have demonstrated power to shape our perceptions of everything from relationships and careers to good and evil.
Rather than choosing one culture or the other, Yang suggests a balanced approach he ultimately finds in Christ himself. As a Christian screenwriter in postmodern Hollywood, I struggle every day to find the intersection between my faith and my craft. Both theological and practical, this wide-ranging study will be of special interest to all who want to get beyond the sterile prejudices that have so often marred the relation between visual art and Protestantism. Reel Spirituality is particularly helpful in showing how films can be respected as artistic representations and also considered in a specifically theological context. Marsh and Roberts offer a many-layered, comprehensive model for how we can more thoughtfully understand and engage pop music. The goal of this book is simply stated: to inform and persuade.
The authors of this analysis and evaluation have the advantage of being professional practitioners—one in music, one in filmmaking—as well as acute observers of popular culture. The study of theology and film has been in existence for fewer than three decades. He is also the coeditor of Traditions in Leadership and The Three Tasks of Leadership. This is an indispensable guide for those who teach and nurture leaders. Along the way he also introduces us to some of the most recent writings on urban space, and he offers a compelling explanation of why the urban space of our present-day American cities came to be as it is and why we should be dissatisfied with it.