The Renaissance Of The Arts

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

The twentieth century has seen a significant recovery of the arts in both secular and religious culture. The following essay delineates some of the areas in which the arts have emerged within the church and discusses the contribution that the arts make to the worship of God.

A renaissance of art has occurred in twentieth-century worship. A wide variety of new music is being written, much of it in "contemporary" styles. Sermons are being acted out as dramas. Permanent and temporary visual art...


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