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The Christian and the Arts

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  1. William Bridgewater, ed., The Columbia-Viking Encyclopedia, vol. I (New York: Viking, 1953), 16.

  2. John I. Sewall, A History of Western Art (New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1953), 1.

  3. H. Richard Neibuhr, Christ and Culture (New York: Harper & Row, 1951).

  4. Richard S. Taylor, A Return to Christian Culture (Minneapolis: Dimension Books, 1975), 12.

  5. Marcel Proust, Maximus.

  6. Sewall, A History of Western Art, 1.

  7. Francis S. Schaeffer, Art and the Bible (Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 1973), 15.

  8. Ibid., 34.

  9. John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, vol. I (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1957), 236.

  10. Chad Walsh, "The Literary Stature of C. S. Lewis," Christianity Today (8 June 1979), 22.

  11. Also see the Christianity and Culture outline in this notebook.

  12. Taylor, A Return to Christian Culture, 33.

  13. Ibid.

  14. Gini Andrews, Your Half of the Apple (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1972), 64-65.


For Further Reading

Gaebelein, Frank E. The Christian, The Arts, and the Truth: Regaining a Vision of Greatness. Edited by D. Bruce Lockerbie. Portland, Ore.: Multnomah, 1985.

Kuyper, Abraham. Lectures on Calvinism (Chapter 5). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1931.

Lockerbie, D. Bruce. The Timeless Moment: Creativity and the Christian Imagination. Westchester, Ill.: Cornerstone, 1980.

Mathews, Wendell. The World of Painting. Saint Louis: Concordia, 1968.

Myers, Kenneth A. All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes: Christians & Popular Culture. Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 1989.

Rookmaaker, H.R. Art Needs No Justification. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 1978.

________. Modern Art and the Death of a Culture. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 1970.

________. The Creative Gift. Westchester, Ill.: Cornerstone, 1981.

Ryken, Leland, ed. The Christian Imagination. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker, 1981.

Ryken, Leland. The Liberated Imagination: Thinking Christianly About the Arts. Wheaton, Ill.: Harold Shaw, 1989.

Sayers, Dorothy L. Christian Letters to a Post-Christian World. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, n.d.

________. The Mind of the Maker. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1941; reprint, with an introduction by Madeleine L'Engle. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1987.

Schaeffer, Francis S. Art and the Bible. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 1976.

Schaeffer, Franky. Addicted to Mediocrity. Westchester, Ill.: Cornerstone, 1981.

Senior, John. The Death of Christian Culture. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House, 1978.

Seerveld, Calvin. A Christian Critique of Art and Literature. 2nd ed., Toronto: Association for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship (Institute for Christian Studies), 1977.

________. Rainbows for the Fallen World: Aesthetic Life and Artistic Task. Downsview, Ontario: Toronto Tuppence Press, 1980.

Taylor, Richard S. A Return to Christian Culture. Minneapolis: Dimension Books, 1973.

Veith, Gene Edward, Jr. The Gift of Art. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 1983.

Wolterstorff, Nicholas. Art in Action. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1980.

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