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A Profound Weakness

A Profound Weakness

$65.00

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In this 'image journal' and textbook, contemporary artist Betty Spackman takes us on a guided tour of her collection of images and objects that represent the Christian faith in popular culture. Having set out to critique these poor exemplifications of ecclesiastical art, Spackman finds herself torn between being deeply moved and outraged by their sentimental appeal. Her gentle deconstructions and playful permutations elicit new life from them in order to illustrate her observations, while at times unsettling the reader. A closing questionnaire prompts further reflection. This is a book that can help us greatly to make sense of the pictures that unwittingly may have shaped our faith or disbelief and is highly recommended for artists, teachers, preachers, youth leaders, parents and spiritual counselors.

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In this 'image journal' and textbook, contemporary artist Betty Spackman takes us on a guided tour of her collection of images and objects that represent the Christian faith in popular culture. Having set out to critique these poor exemplifications of ecclesiastical art, Spackman finds herself torn between being deeply moved and outraged by their sentimental appeal. Her gentle deconstructions and playful permutations elicit new life from them in order to illustrate her observations, while at times unsettling the reader. A closing questionnaire prompts further reflection. This is a book that can help us greatly to make sense of the pictures that unwittingly may have shaped our faith or disbelief and is highly recommended for artists, teachers, preachers, youth leaders, parents and spiritual counselors.

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In this 'image journal' and textbook, the contemporary artist Betty Spackman takes us on a guided tour of her collection of the images and objects that represent the Christian faith in popular culture. Having set out to critique these poor relations of ecclesiastical art, she finds herself torn between being deeply moved and outraged by their sentimental appeal. Her gentle deconstructions and playful permutations elicit new life from them to illustrate her observations, and to surprise and at times unsettle the reader. A closing questionnaire prompts further reflection. This is a book that can help us greatly to make sense of the pictures that unwittingly may have shaped our faith or unfaith. It is highly recommended for artists, teachers, preachers, youth leaders, parents and spiritual counsellors. Book jacket.
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  • Catalogue Code 227684
  • Product Code 1903689139
  • EAN 9781903689134
  • Pages 450
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Piquant
  • Publication Date Apr 2005
  • Sales Rank #31979
  • Dimensions 250 x 250 x 27 mm
  • Weight 1.706kg

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