Art and the Bible E–pub/E–book
This little book had me scribbling notes and underlining furiously the whole way through It was excellent There were so many times when I couldn t resist laughing in joy as I read Just the very
*First Words On The Very *words on the very page are dynamite I also really liked what he said about reat art and the necessity for judging art not only on how well it is done but by what message is taught That is a needed message in our day and he delineated that so well See pages 43 45I did however disagree with Dr Schaeffer on one point In the last section he claims that In one way styles are completely neutral pg 56And again let me say firmly that there is no such thing as a Capital Misfits godly style or an ungodly style He uses the example of rock music to support his claim Let us say for example that you are playing in a Christian rockroup Suppose further that you are oing into coffee houses and using rock as a bridge to preach the Christian message That is fine But then you must be careful of the feedback When you are finished playing have the people heard your messageHis view is that while a style in itself is not odly or ungodly that the style has a relation to the messageStyles themselves are developed as a symbol or vehicle for a certain worldview or message pg 52While this is very true he is missing the even deeper level that the styles in themselves teach a message That is the very reason why the artist chooses it in the first place whether they consciously realize that fact or not So while Dr Schaeffer admits that the style reflects the artists worldview he does not believe that the style has an intrinsic messageI disagree with this position because I believe that it ignores an important fact God created our world and we cannot escape the fact that there is a message that is necessarily carried in the form or method Art bridges the divide created by language and speaks unmistakably to everyoneThis is the same in all times and cultures Surely there are differing degrees to this but heavy metal music communicates in the style itself a message Forms methods and vehicles themselves are not neutral They too carry a message This to me seems to be in opposition to all the truths he so beautifully and clearly lays out in the book
Still Apart From This Small Section I apart from this small section I most heartily with everything else His distinctively Christian worldview is refreshing in a time when many do not understand the significance of the tie between worldview and aestheticscultureExcerpt from the bookDespite our constant talk about the lordship of Christ we have narrowed its scope to a very small area of reality We have misunderstood the concept of the lordship of Christ over the whole man and the whole of the universe and have not taken to us the riches that the Bible Thirteen Days in September gives us for ourselves for our lives and for our culture A Manifesto of Christian ArtThis little book really just two essays is short but packed with truth Schaeffer lays out a theology of art that includes bothreat freedom and Hati Kala Cinta great responsibility We mustlorify God through our art he says but that doesn t mean reducing it to an evangelistic tool Art has value because of who God is and because of our identity as bearers of. The lordship of Christ should include an interest in the arts writes Francis Schaeffer A Christian should use these arts to the Grasping At Emptiness glory of God not just as tracts mind you but as things of beauty to the praise of God Many Christians wary of creatingraven images have steere. ,
Ator we are called upon to have creativity3 The Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars4 He may have no Fright Night gift of writing noift of composing or singing but each man has the ift of creativity in terms of the way he lives his life5 The Christian s life is to be a thing of truth and also a thing of beauty in the midst of a lost and despairing world I wish the Kendrick Brothers would read this book In Art in the Bible
Schaeffer States The Lordship states The lordship Christ over the whole of life means that there are no platonic areas in Christianity no dichotomy or hierarch between the body and the soul God made the body as well as the soul and redemption is for the whole man Schaeffer very clearly presents the fact that Christianity involves the whole man including his intellect and creativeness These are not periphery side areas these are the central areas The arts and the sciences all have a central place in the Christian life He is also clear to point out the fact that any artist painter sculptor writer or musician makes a body of work that clearly reflects and displays his or her world view He also challenges modern Christianity by saying that Christian art is by no means always religious art that is art which deals with religious themes Christian music is not simply music that is played on Christian radio stations but music where Christians are reflecting their world view and often times not explicitly saying the word God His point is that No work of art is important than the Christian s own life and every Christian is cared upon to be an artist in this sense He may have no ift of writing no Embrace the Beast (Grizzly Rim gift of composing or singing but each man has theift of creativity in terms of the way he lives his life In this sense the Christian s life is to be an art work The Christian s life is to be a thing of truth and also a thing of beauty in the midst of a lost and despairing world This is a NQA great book short and easy to read and highly recommended for anyone with any interest in the reality of Christ in our culture A solid short essay on how the arts ought to be used and viewed in a world where everything is under the lordship of Christ and all is to be done to thelory of God Not a lot of new information here but much refreshment in reviewing what God has to say on this subject wow this book was Bred By The Ogre Emperor (m/f, ogre sex, forced sex) great not only was Schaeffer biblical he was also very intellectual I really didn t expect this little book to be soood I mean i ve read scheaffer before and really liked him but this time
*he again blew me away especially the second half of the book where Schaeffer jumps *again blew me away especially the second half of the book where Schaeffer jumps world view and The Pope gets philosophical He really breaks apart art and music in a way i could never have imagined and with clarity too its not long and will only take you 3 cups of coffee worth of time I want to say so much but i m at a loss of words I didn t expect Mr Francis to know so much about music and art nor did i think i would learn as much as i did I think the best way to write a review would be to say Go and read it like for real thougho and read it right now i m serious what are you waiting for Little Red Riding Hood go why are you still reading this reviewo and read it all ready Recommended. S classic essays Francis Schaeffer first examines the scriptural record of the use of various art forms and then establishes a Christian perspective on art With clarity and vigor Schaeffer explains why the Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars.
Francis A. Schaeffer ☆ 6 free readHis image We also don t need to be afraid of fantasy or imagination The Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars The last section right at the end spoke to me as well that as Christians our life itself is to be our reatest work of art If Christianity is really true then it involves the whole man including his intellect and creativenessThese two essays were published in 1973 For anyone familiar with the Scriptures the first essay holds no revelations He cites dozens of
References To Art Foundto art found the Bible from visual art in the temple to music and poetry He makes a case for the fact that art does not have to be religious to bring lory to God The Second Essay Gives Criteria For Evaluating second essay Aircraft Instruments gives criteria for evaluating I appreciated his call to Christian artists to be honest in their work by showing man s brokenness and sinfulness But he also emphasizes that the optimism of theospel message must be incorporated to make the work of art complete This does not mean that every work of art comes with a sermon It just means that the message of brokenness must be joined with one of hope in order to be truly biblical We create out of a worldview and it is our responsibility to align that point of view with Scripture A helpful read Schaeffer has a lot of very thought through and helpful things to say on the relationship between Christianity and the arts and on being a Christian artist Though dated a bit now I m not aware of a 21st century euivalent that s better Schaeffer uotes the bible often enough and the شيزوفرينيا gospel is present though I wouldn t describe it as aospel centred approach and therefore I was left wanting Still plenty of helpful stuff to take away and I ll be adding it to my list of recommended reading for young artists who want to think about being a Christian and an artist at the same time A Three Kings for Sarah good brief book on art and how a Christian should approach it It s 2 essays on the topic by Schaeffer It was mostlyood we need Christians making reat art We seem to think that all art has to have an evangelical purpose and it comes across as a sort of cheese ball low art Schaeffer calls for a Christian art created for the sake of being beautiful and to show the loveliness of creation through our own creationsSome of his arguments in favor of art were odd Using the
Art In The Temple Was Fine But He Said Repeatedlyin the temple was fine but he said repeatedly the art in the temple was simply for the sake of being beautiful I disagree with him on this I believe that the artwork in the temple was used to reveal God to his people at that time and that all the specifications have theological meaning to them They are meant to be beautiful but not simply so I also disagreed with his thought that true art had to be created for the sake of art That is it could not have been created for the purpose of earning money If we disregard all art that was created by an artist trying to make a living then we would have little art left overOtherwise I think it was a very ood little book I would MBQ, Volume 3 (MBQ, give this a 47 if I couldIt is aood introduction to a subject that demands further attention Some points that especially stood out to me1 creativity has value because God is the Creator2 Being in the image of the Cre. D clear of artistic creativity But the Bible offers a robust affirmation of the arts The human impulse to create reflects our being created in the image of a creator God Art and the Bible has been a foundational work for Kral Kaybederse generations of Christians in the arts In this book'.