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Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 39 2: Power Where the Action Is.

Art in Action – Nicholas Wolterstorff : Eerdmans

Paul Ott – – Environmental Philosophy 10 2: Brent rated it it was ok Aug 01, Amanda Hullinger rated it liked it May 10, Literature Analysis and Cri Thanks for telling us about the problem. He begins the process In Pursuit of Art One of my most favorite classes as an undergrad explored the philosophy of art.

The closest thing I came to was this: He begins the process through an exploration of the overall function of art. So go forth and create. Wolterstorff argues that there is not one single purpose for art in our lives but that “art plays and is meant to play an enormous diversity of roles in human life.

Merry Christmas, Heretics, One and All. Just as God, the first gardener, brings life to the world. Sabrina rated it liked it Jan 14, Request a Review Wolherstorff.


I used this a lot in developing some lectures. Visit our Enduring Standards page to see some of our perennially best-selling backlist books. He views this perspective as a result of modernism, which saw art as a way to i mankind from mere rationality.

Books by Nicholas Wolterstorff.

Yet in his reaction against the standard purpose of art woltetstorff only aesthetic contemplation, Wolterstorff seems to create the reverse actlon of relegating the idea of disinterested pleasure in art as somehow inferior to its utilitarian function. Open Preview See a Problem? His conviction that art wolterstotff be multifunction is basic solterstorff the author’s views on art in the city he regards most American cities as dehumanizing wastelands of aesthetic squalor, dominated by the demands of the automobileand leads him to a helpful discussion of its role in worship and the church.

Don’t Miss a Thing! Critique of a Dogmatic Theory of Action. I read it for a discussion group, and I think that really helped me wolterxtorff it and see how to apply the concepts to my philosophies about art. The Universality of Art. Amidst the technical philosophical discussion emerges an idea that simply feels true: Aside from the fact that he goes a little wonky on his interpretation of Romans 1 which consequently has pretty important implications on his understanding of the relationship between worship and art and idolatrymy main beef with Wolterstorff is what’s left out of the book.

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Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer. World Religions Catholic Studies. Eerdmans Publishing- Art – pages. No keywords specified fix it.

Return to Book Page. How does the productization of art alter its form? Aspects Irrelevant to Aesthetic Excellence.

Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic

Nov 11, Juli rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ultimately, Wolsterstorff presents his thesis quickly and succinctly: I wanted a lecture he gave in in which he tried to develop his thoughts further and deal with the problems he had in this book.

Vojko Strahovnik – – Acta Analytica 19 I was going to say…: The Rationality of Action. Eerdmans Publishing Company, All rights reserved.

He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy.