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Modern Art and the Life of a Culture: The Religious Impulses of Modernism

Modern Art and the Life of a Culture: The Religious Impulses of Modernism

by William A. Dyrness and Jonathan A Anderson

Christianity Today Book of the Year Award of Merit - Culture and the ArtsFor many Christians, engaging with modern art raises several questions: Is the Christian faith at odds with modern art? Does modernism contain religious themes? What is the place of Christian artists in the landscape of modern art?Nearly fifty years ago, Dutch art historian and theologi… Read more…

Seeking Church: Emerging Witnesses to the Kingdom

Seeking Church: Emerging Witnesses to the Kingdom

by William A. Dyrness and Darren T Duerksen

New expressions of church that are proliferating among Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and other non-Christian religious communities, including so-called insider movements, have raised intense discussion in missiological circles. In Seeking Church, Darren Duerksen and William Dyrness address these issues by exploring how all Christian movements have been and are en… Read more…

Insider Jesus: Theological Reflections on New Christian Movements

Insider Jesus: Theological Reflections on New Christian Movements

by William A. Dyrness

Christianity Today's 2017 Book of the Year Award of Merit - Missions/Global ChurchAmidst the variegated spread of global Christianity, followers of Jesus are showing up in unexpected places. Today we hear of culturally embedded insider movements, Jesus followers in the folds and creases of Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and other cultural fabrics. They elude … Read more…

Theology without Borders: An Introduction to Global Conversations

Theology without Borders: An Introduction to Global Conversations

by William A. Dyrness and Oscar García-Johnson

Global theology represents one of the most important trends in theology today. What does it mean to do theology in a global context? How can Christian theology be understood as a conversation between different parts of the world and various streams of Christian history? This concise introduction explores the major issues involved in rethinking theology in li… Read more…

Visual Faith (Engaging Culture): Art, Theology, and Worship in Dialogue

Visual Faith (Engaging Culture): Art, Theology, and Worship in Dialogue

by William A. Dyrness

How can art enhance and enrich the Christian faith? What is the basis for a relationship between the church and visual imagery? Can the art world and the Protestant church be reconciled? Is art idolatry and vanity, or can it be used to strengthen the church? Grounded in historical and biblical research, William Dyrness offers students and scholars an intrig… Read more…