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Visio Divina: Faith and the Visual Arts (Book)

Visio Divina: Faith and the Visual Arts (Book)

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A READER IN FAITH AND VISUAL ARTS

Edited by Mel Ahlborn and Ken Arnold 

The practice of visio divina shares its origins with the long-practiced form of scripture reading known as lectio divina. As with lectio divina, visio divina nurtures the spiritual life through an intentional practice of reflection on scripture. With visio divina, visual art and scripture are considered together, supporting the practictioner through the reading of the Word, seeing with the eyes, listening with the heart, and responding in prayer.

In Visio Divina, a theology of the visual begins to emerge from the experience of practicing artists. Visio Divina addresses art, community, sensory perception, and theological aesthetics. These essays consider art as ministry and vocation, disclose personal stories of faith, and critique art that is both explicitly and implicitly “religious.”

 

Visual images and chapter information are available HERE. Explore the site to find out more about the concept of visio-divina.

Contibutors to Visio Divina

Mel Ahlborn
Ken Arnold
Madeleine Beard
Sandra Bowden 
The Rev. Richard (Rick) Brewer
(The Rev. Dr.) Judith A. Davis
Jennifer Libby Fay
Gay Gellhorn
The Rev. Kyle Grennen
Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker
C. Robin Janning
The Rev. Tammy Jones
The Rev. Clay Morris
Elaine Ponton
The Rev. Anne Scupholme
Joanna Seibert
Laura Fisher Smith
Paula Wallace

To learn more about visual arts in the spiritual life of the church visit The Episcopal Church and Visual Arts (ECVA) website at www.ecva.org


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