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:
The Rev. Richard (Rick) Brewer
(The Rev. Dr.) Judith A. Davis
Jennifer Libby Fay
The Rev. Kyle Grennen
C. Robin Janning
The Rev. Tammy Jones
The Rev. Clay Morris
The Rev. Anne Scupholme
Laura Fisher Smith
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