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5.0 out of 5 stars a seminal work, 16 Aug 2009
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It is an almost unique work for a practising Christian to read, particularly if involved in the arts. There is a paucity of profound study of the subject of art and culture from an evangelical perspective, and this book stimulates thought and provides material for building a theology and philosophy of art for the practising christian. It answers many questions I had as a practitioner and a Christian, and provides intellectual tools for answering those questions unaddressed in the book. It is invaluable for Christians interested in art and culture, and for those with pastoral resposibility for them.

Rookmaaker attempts to describe how culture and art have moved particularly since the Enlightenment, and describes in detail the kind of dilemmas Christians might find themselves in by wishing to be good artists but rejecting the world view of much art. This could help practitioners by helping them formulate the questions they need to ask of themselves and their art so they can do good art consistent with their faith. I think it is important that those Christians who want their faith to be Real and Godly and Scriptural, and who want to do real art in a world hostile to their relationship with God, to ask these questions and formulate rigourous and profound thought to substantiate their art. It is a work and subject in my experience little addressed, with either faith or art being substantially compromised in process. More thought and writing on this subject would be welcome.
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