Art is often viewed as being inherently spiritual. But what does it mean to describe an experience of art or beauty as "spiritual"? Is there a relationship between the spiritual experience a person has in the presence of a work...
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Art is often viewed as being inherently spiritual. But what does it mean to describe an experience of art or beauty as "spiritual"? Is there a relationship between the spiritual experience a person has in the presence of a work of art and the Holy Spirit of Christian faith? Skilled theologian, musician, and educator Steven Guthrie examines areas of overlap between spirituality, human creativity, and the arts with the goal of sharpening and refining how we speak and think about the Holy Spirit. By exploring various connections between art and spirituality, he helps Christians better understand the doctrine of the Holy Spirit and offers a clear, engaging theology of the arts. The book includes a foreword by renowned theologian and musician Jeremy Begbie.
Steven R. Guthrie (Ph.D., University of St. Andrews) teaches religion at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he helped launch a new program in religion and the arts. He previously taught at the University of St. Andrews and was on the faculty of the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts. Guthrie contributed to the Encyclopedia of Christianity, coedited Resonant Witness with Jeremy Begbie, and is the author of numerous articles.Most recently he has produced Creator Spirit: The Holy Spirit and the Art of Becoming Human
- Art Is Often Viewed As Being Inherently Spiritual. But What Does It Mean To Describe An Experience Of Art Or Beauty As "spiritual"? Is There A Relationship Between The Spiritual Experience A Person Has In The Presence Of A Work Of Art And The Holy Spirit Of Christian Faith? Skilled Theologian, Musician, And Educator Steven Guthrie Examines Areas Of Overlap Between Spirituality, Human Creativity, And The Arts With The Goal Of Sharpening And Refining How We Speak And Think About The Holy Spirit. By Exploring Various Connections Between Art And Spirituality, He Helps Christians Better Understand The Doctrine Of The Holy Spirit And Offers A Clear, Engaging Theology Of The Arts. The Book Includes A Foreword By Renowned Theologian And Musician Jeremy Begbie.