Liturgy as a Way of Life (The Church and Postmodern Culture)

Liturgy as a Way of Life (The Church and Postmodern Culture)

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How do the arts inform and cultivate our service to God? In this addition to an award-winning series, distinguished philosopher Bruce Ellis Benson rethinks what it means to be artistic. Rather than viewing art as practiced by the few, he recovers the ancient Christian idea of presenting ourselves to God as works of art, reenvisioning art as the very core of our being: God calls us to improvise as living works of art. Benson also examines the nature of liturgy and connects art and liturgy in a new way. This book will appeal to philosophy, worship/liturgy, art, music, and theology students as well as readers interested in engaging issues of worship and aesthetics in a postmodern context, including Christian artists and worship leaders.228 Each of the parts of a church service may themselves be composed of carefully scripted actions and speech. ... nonliturgical churches value spontaneity , a feeling of being fresh and authentic, since those praying, for example, are speakinganbsp;...

Title:Liturgy as a Way of Life (The Church and Postmodern Culture)
Author: Bruce Ellis Benson
Publisher:Baker Books - 2013-04-15

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