Art and the Bible

by Francis Schaeffer     |     Book Summary


Author: Francis Schaeffer
Publisher: IVP
Date: November 30, 2006
Pages: 95

Book Summary of Art and the Bible by Francis Schaeffer


Christians have had a mixed relationship with the arts. On one hand, there has been a historical descent into idolatry and image worship which has dishonored God and damaged the church’s gospel proclamation.

On the other hand, Christians, and especially Evangelical Christians in recent decades, have steered clear of any artistic creativity whatsoever. Perhaps this has been promoted by an overreaction to idolatrous tendencies. It is no less unbiblical, however.

The Bible in fact strongly affirms the arts and encourages artistic endeavour as an integral part of humanness and a life lived in worship. 

Are you creatively minded? Be encouraged to use those creative gifts in all manner of ways and with all your might for God’s glory. Are you less creative? Learn to appreciate human creativity, itself created by God, and turn away from an ill-grounded fear of creativity to embrace an essential part of our humanness, and even yours!





Art and the Bible

by Francis Schaeffer

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Art and the Bible by Francis Schaeffer

AuthorFrancis Schaeffer
PublisherIVP
DateNovember 30, 2006
Pages95


Overview:

Christians have had a mixed relationship with the arts. On one hand, there has been a historical descent into idolatry and image worship which has dishonored God and damaged the church’s gospel proclamation.

On the other hand, Christians, and especially Evangelical Christians in recent decades, have steered clear of any artistic creativity whatsoever. Perhaps this has been promoted by an overreaction to idolatrous tendencies. It is no less unbiblical, however.

The Bible in fact strongly affirms the arts and encourages artistic endeavour as an integral part of humanness and a life lived in worship. 

Are you creatively minded? Be encouraged to use those creative gifts in all manner of ways and with all your might for God’s glory. Are you less creative? Learn to appreciate human creativity, itself created by God, and turn away from an ill-grounded fear of creativity to embrace an essential part of our humanness, and even yours!