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Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts

Bearing Witness to the Triune God

Jeremy Begbie

Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts

Bearing Witness to the Triune God

Jeremy Begbie

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN-13: 9780334056928
Published: 30/06/2018

How can the arts witness to the transcendence of the Christian God? It is widely believed that there is something transcendent about the arts, that they can awaken a profound sense of awe, wonder, and mystery, of something "beyond" this world. Many argue that this opens up fruitful opportunities for conversation with those who may have no use for conventional forms of Christianity.

Jeremy Begbie - a leading voice on theology and the arts - in this book employs a biblical, trinitarian imagination to show how Christian involvement in the arts can (and should) be shaped by a vision of God's transcendence revealed in the person of Jesus Christ.

After critiquing some current writing on the subject, he goes on to offer rich resources to help readers engage constructively with the contemporary cultural moment even as they bear witness to the otherness and uncontainability of the triune God of love.

Contents:

Acknowledgments 

Introduction 

 1. Stirrings of Transcendence? 

 2. Sublime Transcendence 

 3. Disturbing Transcendence 

 4. Redeeming Transcendence 

Conclusion 

Bibliography 

Index of Names 

Index of Subjects

Jeremy Begbie

Jeremy S. Begbie is Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School, founding director of the Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts, and senior member at Wolfson College, Cambridge. A professionally trained musician, he has also written Voicing Creation's Praise: Towards a Theology of the Arts and Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music.

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