AHA-BUCH

Spirit of the Arts

Towards a Pneumatological Aesthetics of Renewal
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ISBN-13:
9783319679181
Einband:
Book
Erscheinungsdatum:
06.12.2017
Seiten:
240
Autor:
Steven Félix-Jäger
Gewicht:
470 g
Format:
220x156x22 mm
Serie:
Christianity and Renewal
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Among the first full-fledge engagements of the arts and the renewal movements
Offers interdisciplinary appeal, dealing with theology, art criticism, and phenomenology
Represents a unique contribution to both Pentecostal studies and the field of theological aesthetics
1. Introduction
2. Universal Outpour: A Pneumatological Model for Engaging the Arts

3. Dance: Moving Bodily Beyond Dualism

4. Music: Eros and Embodiment in Renewal Worship

5. Orality: A Narrative Aesthetics of Persuasion

6. Visual Art: Visions of Glory in Eschatological Community

7. Cinema: Transforming an Imaginative Community

8. Architecture: Communal Gathering in a Theo-Poetic Space

9. Conclusion
A contribution to the field of theological aesthetics, this book explores the arts in and around the Pentecostal and charismatic renewal movements. It proposes a pneumatological model for creativity and the arts, and discusses different art forms from the perspective of that model. Pentecostals and other charismatic Christians have not sufficiently worked out matters of aesthetics, or teased out the great religious possibilities of engaging with the arts. With the flourishing of Pentecostal culture comes the potential for an equally flourishing artistic life. As this book demonstrates, renewal movements have participated in the arts but have not systematized their findings in ways that express their theological commitments-until now. The book examines how to approach art in ways that are communal, dialogical, and theologically cultivating.

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