Evaluating Visual Art For Worship

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

Visual art is made for communication and expression, and thus must be evaluated for how it accomplishes these tasks in a liturgical context. The evaluation process must be sensitive to be theological and aesthetic considerations. In particular, arts for liturgical use are best presented and evaluated in the context of the Christian year or the particular Sunday for which it is created.

The visual arts present opportunities to look at long-standing prejudices and ideas about art in worship...


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