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A Peculiar Orthodoxy: Reflections on Theology and the Arts

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World-renowned theologian Jeremy Begbie has been at the forefront of teaching and writing on theology and the arts for more than twenty years. Amid current debates and discussions on the topic, Begbie emphasizes the role of a biblically grounded creedal orthodoxy as he shows how Christian theology and the arts can enrich each other. Throughout the book, Begbie demonstrates ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 21st 2018 by Baker Academic
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Laura
Sep 28, 2018 rated it liked it
What Jeremy Begbie offers in A Peculiar Orthodoxy might best be described as “music therapy for theologians” (146). Although there has been a “flourishing of activity at the interface of theology and the arts” over the past 30 years, Begbie still believes many of these conversations have settled for vague illusions to spirituality rather than discussing the doctrinally specific and accurate revelations that can come through the arts, especially music (which is his specialty) (v). However, Begbie ...more
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Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Summary: A collection of essays exploring the intersection of theology and the arts.

In recent years there has been an upsurge of conversation relating theology and the arts. One of the leading lights in this conversation is Jeremy S. Begbie, both a trained theologian, and gifted pianist. This work is a collection of essays given as academic presentations, and thus, the reader will encounter some overlap of ideas and themes, but also a rich appreciation of both art and orthodox theology.

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