Addicted to Mediocrity: 20th Century Christians and the Arts Paperback – 1 Feb 1981
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Addicted to Mediocrity: 20th Century Christians and the Arts - Franky. Schaeffer - Paperback - B30-S1
Top Customer Reviews
Highly recommended (as Schaeffer states himself) is Rookmaarker's works on faith and arts (again, a little dated now) as well as Al Wolters seminal theological piece, Creation Regained.
Schaeffer's approach grew out of the L'Abri community founded by his father Francis Schaeffer, and his almost-cynical style might remind some readers of the music of fellow L'Abri alumnus Steve Taylor. Those who have read Hans Rookmaker will also identify his cultural perspectives.
Another reviewer has suggested that this is an angry book. This is possibly slightly unfair, but it would be a reasonable criticism to say that this is not a particularly generous book: Schaeffer's passion for good art leaves little space for people who want to express themselves at a more ordinary level.
I got a lot out of this book, and it informed a lot of my subsequent views.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this book is SO much more than polemic, as another reviewer suggested. i read it many years ago and found it both a passionate challenge and an encouragement, to live life... Read morePublished on 12 Feb. 2005 by Russell J. Weston
This is a very thought-provoking book dealing with Christians and the arts. All too often, mediocrity is actually encouraged by "Pop-Christian" thought processes -... Read morePublished on 13 July 1999