Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts: Bearing Witness to the Triune God

Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts: Bearing Witness to the Triune God

by Jeremy Begbie

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How can the arts witness to the transcendence of the Christian God? 

Many people believe 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—even for those who may have no use for conventional forms of Christianity. In this book Jeremy Begbie—a leading voice on theology and the arts—employs a biblical, Trinitarian imagination to show how Christian involvement in the arts can be shaped by the distinctive vision of God’s transcendence opened up in and through Jesus Christ.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802874948
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/14/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Stirrings of Transcendence? 14

2 Sublime Transcendence 40

3 Disturbing Transcendence 77

4 Redeeming Transcendence 127

Conclusion 183

Bibliography 187

Index of Names 205

Index of Subjects 209

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