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For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts

For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts

by Luci Shaw and W. David O. Taylor

Think of your local church. Without art--music, song, dance, etc.--it would be a much poorer place. But if protestants have any vision for the arts, it tends to be a thin one. This unique book is an attempt to contribute to a robust, expansive vision for the church and the arts. Its specific aim is to show how the many parts of the landscape of church and ar… Read more…

The Theater of God's Glory: Calvin, Creation, and the Liturgical Arts

The Theater of God's Glory: Calvin, Creation, and the Liturgical Arts

by W. David O. Taylor

A theological framework for the liturgical arts rooted in John Calvin Both detractors and supporters of John Calvin have deemed him an enemy of the physical body, a pessimist toward creation, and a negative influence on the liturgical arts. But, says W. David O. Taylor, that only tells half of the story. Taylor examines Calvin's trinitarian theology as i… Read more…

Open and Unafraid
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Open and Unafraid

by W. David O. Taylor

Narrated by Tim Lundeen

"A book you will want to read and read again." -- Eugene PetersonAfterword by Bono.How can we find a more transparent, resilient, and fearless life of faith? The book of Psalms has been central to God's people for millennia, across all walks of life and cultural contexts. In reading it, we discover that we are never alone in our joys, sorrow… Read more…

Open and Unafraid

Open and Unafraid

by W. David O. Taylor

"A book you will want to read and read again." -- Eugene PetersonAfterword by Bono.How can we find a more transparent, resilient, and fearless life of faith? The book of Psalms has been central to God's people for millennia, across all walks of life and cultural contexts. In reading it, we discover that we are never alone in our joys, sorrow… Read more…

Glimpses of the New Creation: Worship and the Formative Power of the Arts

Glimpses of the New Creation: Worship and the Formative Power of the Arts

by W. David O. Taylor and Jeremy Begbie

How do the arts in worship form individuals and communities?Every choice of art in worship opens up and closes down possibilities for the formation of our humanity. Every practice of music, every decision about language, every use of our bodies, every approach to visual media or church buildings forms our desires, shapes our imaginations, habituates our emot… Read more…