The Ecumenism of Beauty
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A landmark book on the role of visual arts, beauty and aesthetics in ecumenical exchange.
In a visual age, this book shares the belief that beauty and art can bridge differences. Essays from catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and Protestant artists, scholars, clergy and theologians explore beauty as a means to unify the body of Christ. The occasion of the Reformation commemoration year offers a time to reflect on the rich artistic heritage shared by all Christians and an opportunity to learn from other traditions.
Essays include Calvin and the Visual Arts: The Aesthetics of Soli Deo Gloria, The Artist as Contemplative, and Art and the Liturgy.
Contributors to this book include:
Timothy Verdon, Editor — Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Director (Florence, Italy)
William Dyrness — Fuller Theological Seminary, Professor of Theology
Jérôme Cottin — University of Strasbourg, Professor of Practical Theology
Susan S. Kanaga —Mount Tabor Ecumenical Centre for Art & Spirituality, Artist
Philippo Rossi — Florentine Study Centre of Stanford University, Visiting Professor
Martin Shannon — The Community of Jesus, Liturgist and Director of Formation
"The Ecumenism of Beauty is a call to the church to again embrace the arts in service to its liturgy and mission." —Sandra Bowden, Collector, Curator and Past President of Christians in the Visual Arts