Image and Spirit: Finding Meaning in Visual Art

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Darton Longman & Todd, 2003 - Art and religion - 171 pages
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Karen Stone provides a theological and aesthetic background for a view of art as visible Word - as embodiment of the transcendent. Geared to the non-speacilist, the book develops the reader's ability to interpret and appreciate artworks, of any style and from any period, from a spiritual perspective. The book also explores the communal aspect of art as a prophetic Word that challenges, mobilizes. and sensitizes the Christian community; and as a pastoral Word which enriches the spiritual and aesthetic journey.

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User Review  - Jim Parsons -

This is a great little book, actually. If measured by insight, I rate it highly. I learned some interesting things and gained insight into ideas I had never considered - it was thoughtful and credible. I rate it highly. Read full review

User Review  - Brenda -

A great little book if you are just entering the journey of art and spirituality. Not academic, but more like a guide book. She has a glossary of terms, further reading and resources section, 101 ... Read full review


Art As Practical Theology
Arts Intent
Art Criticism That Opens Us to Meaning

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