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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's 2017 Book of the Year Award of Merit - Culture and the Arts For 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… 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 Church Amidst 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,… 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…

Senses of Devotion

Senses of Devotion

by William A. Dyrness

This ethnographic study focuses on the religious imagery and practices of a sample of Buddhist temples and Muslim mosques in the greater Los Angeles area. As a way of expanding interfaith dialogue, it is framed as a conversation between the largely Christian researchers and the seventy-five respondents, who were asked about the images, space, and practices o… Read more…

Senses of the Soul

Senses of the Soul

by William A. Dyrness

Senses of the Soul explores the way art and visual elements are incorporated into Christian worship. It incorporates research conducted in Los Angeles congregations. Through extensive interviews in a sample of Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox congregations it looks into the way visual elements actually become part of the experience of worship. By looking a… 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…