75 masterpieces every Christian should know : the by Terry Glaspey

By Terry Glaspey

A few of the maximum painters, musicians, architects, writers, filmmakers, and poets have taken their proposal from their religion and impacted thousands of individuals with their gorgeous creations. Now readers can detect the tales at the back of seventy-five of those masterpieces and the artists who created them. From the paintings of the Roman catacombs to Rembrandt to Makoto Fujimura; from Gregorian Chant to Bach to U2; from John Bunyan and John Donne to Flannery O'Connor and Frederick Buechner; this booklet unveils the wealthy and sundry inventive historical past left through believers who have been masters at their craft.
Author and historian Terry Glaspey stocks the soaking up real tales in the back of those masterpieces and is helping readers see the interesting information they could have overlooked. via searching through the eyes of those inventive artists, readers will achieve deeper views in regards to the human , the Christian tale, and their very own religious lives.

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Contrary to popular mythology, the catacombs were not generally used either as places to hide from persecution or as places where Christians worshiped. ” And since the early Christians had few other public places to display their art, the catacombs are one of the main places in which it can be found. The Good Shepherd, Catacombs of Priscilla, Rome [Wikimedia Commons, CC-PD-Mark] The art used to decorate these funereal niches is somewhat crude and naïve in style, pretty much what you would expect from paintings done underground by the light of a torch.

Through the rising and falling tones, both singer and listener are drawn into prayer, a state of worship, and an experience of the presence of God. Ultimately chant is praying with the aid of song. Both singers and listeners are drawn into a unified prayer directed toward God. In its native state in the monasteries, there are no listeners per se, for all are expected to join into these prayers of praise and contemplation. Nor are there soloists in chant, as every singer is an anonymous voice joined together with other voices to create a greater whole.

Also thanks to the adult Sunday school class at Valley Covenant Church, who allowed me to share with them the content of a number of these chapters before they were even written, and whose insights and questions helped me refine my thinking. Thanks to my dear friend Jeff Crosby, who saw something in this concept and passed it along to the publisher. You made it possible, dude! And thanks to the team at Baker Publishing for all your efforts in making the concept a reality. You have been patient, insightful, and unceasingly kind.

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