The Ecumenism of Beauty

The Ecumenism of Beauty

Book - 2017
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The last fifty years have seen a rediscovery of the role of the visual arts in the lives of all Christians. In tune with this ecumenical age, this book shares the belief that beauty and art can bridge differences, unite people in "shared admiration," and possibly become an instrument of communion among separated Christians. The authors of this book are Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and Protestant artists, scholars, and clergy who in 2017 will take part in a symposium organized to commemorate the Reformation, which began when Martin Luther published his 95 theses in 1517. With sessions in Paris, Strasburg, Florence, New Haven (CT), and Orleans (MA), the symposium is promoted by Catholic and Protestant schools of theology together with Mount Tabor Centre for Art and Spirituality, in Barga, Italy.
Publisher: Brewster Massachusetts :, Paraclete Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781612619248
161261924X
Characteristics: xix, 120 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Verdon, Timothy - Editor
Contents: Calvin and the visual arts : the aesthetics of "soli Deo gloria" / Jérôme Cottin
Opening the Protestant church to beauty / William Dyrness
For now we see through a glass, darkly / Susan Kanaga
Fotis Kontoglou and the struggle for an "authentic" ecclesiastical art in Greece / Vasileios Marinis
The artist as contemplative / Filippo Rossi
Beauty in and of the church : the Church of the Transfiguration / Martin Shannon
Art and the liturgy / Timothy Verdon
Summary: The last fifty years have seen a rediscovery of the role of the visual arts in the lives of all Christians. In tune with this ecumenical age, this book shares the belief that beauty and art can bridge differences, unite people in "shared admiration," and possibly become an instrument of communion among separated Christians. The authors of this book are Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and Protestant artists, scholars, and clergy who in 2017 will take part in a symposium organized to commemorate the Reformation, which began when Martin Luther published his 95 theses in 1517. With sessions in Paris, Strasburg, Florence, New Haven (CT), and Orleans (MA), the symposium is promoted by Catholic and Protestant schools of theology together with Mount Tabor Centre for Art and Spirituality, in Barga, Italy.

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