Art in Action: Toward a Christian Esthetic. Front Cover. Nicholas Wolterstorff. Regent College Publishing, – pages. Art In Action [Nicholas Wolterstorff] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic [Nicholas Wolterstorff] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Taking vigorous issue with the.

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Art, as Wolterstor For the most part, I found this book delightful. Amanda Hullinger rated it liked it May 10, World Religions Catholic Studies.

Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic

The closest thing I came to was this: Art shines a light on what is real and important. Wolsterstorff has not read Malraux with enough care. It made me realize that we all have philosophies about art, and that they can have implications we might not agree with if we really think deeply about them.

Whether sculpture, paint, the written word, the notes of a melody. Sabrina rated it liked it Jan 14, But not because we know what music God enjoys– though I suspect it must be music which is unified, rich, and intense!

When we read a story, we enter a world that the author … [more]. Keep in mind that this book was written in Aesthetic Cognition in Aesthetics. He begins the process through an exploration of the overall function of art. That defines art against mere object.


They are objects and instruments of action whereby we carry out our intentions with respect to the world, our fellows, ourselves, and our gods.

This had created what Wolterstorff views as a significant problem for Christian artists today: Elisa rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Eerdmans is proud to publish many books that have remained in print for decades – true classics that have stood the test of time.

Art in Action: Toward a Christian Esthetic – Nicholas Wolterstorff – Google Books

Nicholas Wolterstorff approaches these questions theologically in Art in Action. Account Options Sign in.

Tanner rated it really liked it Apr 01, A prolific writer with wide-ranging philosophical and theological interests, he has written books on metaphysics, aesthetics, political philosophy, epistemology and theology and philosophy of religion. Tolkien John Cage liberation listening liturgy Malraux man’s matter mind modality narrating character nature object one’s Osgood painting Papuan Gulf passage perceptual contemplation performing the action phenomenon philosophy is abstract poetry produced projected world purpose reality religion wolteerstorff Rembrandt representational art responsible role sake sculpture sentence All philosophy serve significance wolterstortf someone space speak structure style synesthesia synesthetic T.

Defining Art So then, what constitutes art? Contents Art in Action. One of those acts may be disinterested contemplation, but more often the art serves a function. Visit our Enduring Standards page to see some of our perennially best-selling backlist books. Feb 04, Tessa rated it liked it Shelves: Aspects Irrelevant to Aesthetic Excellence. I read it for a discussion group, and I think that really helped me internalize it and see how to apply the concepts to my philosophies about art.


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The Structure of Art in Action. Art, then, becomes a mechanism through which shalom—the peace and flourishing of humanity—appears in the world.

Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic – Nicholas Wolterstorff – Google Books

Stewart rated it liked it May 06, Debra rated it really liked it Jun 26, Instead of representing an escape from reality, art operates as a key to translate reality in a more meaningful way. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. All in all, I believe Wolterstorff will be a great conversation partner for some of the wopterstorff implications of my research in aesthetics, but unfortunately, I don’t think that the he will have much to contribute to the heart of my research concerns.

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