How Christians Have Appropriated The Arts

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Christians have responded to various art forms in many ways over the centuries. Four typical responses are described in this article. These approaches to art in general necessarily influence how the Christian community approaches the visual arts in worship.

From the very beginning God's people practiced the arts. Adam composed the first poem in the world, about Eve:

Bone of my bone,

Flesh of my flesh,

She shall be called wo-man,

For she was won-from man. (Gen. 2:23)

Aaron's sister Miriam...


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