Editors Mark Husbands, Roger Lundin and Daniel J. Treier present ten essays from the 2006 Wheaton Theology Conference that explore a Christian approach to beauty and the arts. Theology has much to contribute in providing a place for the arts in the Christian life, and the arts have much to contribute to the quality of Christian life, worship and witness. The 2006 Wheaton Theology Conference explored a wide-ranging Christian approach to divine beauty and the earthly arts. Written and illustrated by artists and theologians, these essays illuminate for us the Christian significance of the visual arts, music and literature, as well as sounding forth the theological meaning and place of the arts in a fallen world—fallen, yet redeemed by Christ. Here is a veritable feast for pastors, artists, theologians and students eager to consider the profound but not necessarily obvious connection between Christianity and the arts.
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Mark Husbands (Ph.D., University of St. Michael's College) is Leonard and Marjorie Maas Associate Professor of Reformed Theology at Hope College. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, and at Tyndale College and Seminary and Sheridan College in Toronto. While a Master’s student at Wycliffe College at the Toronto School of Theology, he was senior editor of Prolegomena, an academic journal in theology.
Daniel Treier (M.Div. and Th.M., Grand Rapids Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He has also taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI. He is an associate editor of the Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible.
Roger Lundin (Ph.D., University of Connecticut) is Blanchard Professor of English at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. He is the author of many books and articles including Nature to Experience: The American Search for Cultural Authority, Emily Dickinson and the Art of Belief, The Culture of Interpretation: Christian Faith and the Postmodern World and The Promise of Hermeneutics (with Anthony Thiselton and Clarence Walhout).