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Faithful performances [electronic resource] : enacting Christian tradition /
edited by Trevor A. Hart, Steven R. Guthrie.
imprint
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2007.
description
vi, 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0754655253 (alk. paper), 9780754655251 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2007.
isbn
0754655253 (alk. paper)
9780754655251 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Theology, faith and theatre. Real enactments : the role of drama in the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar / Ben Quash -- A cautionary note on the use of theatre in theology / Ivan Patricio Khovacs ; Can an act be true? : the possibilities of the dramatic metaphor for theology within a post-Stanislavskian theatre / Joshua Edelman -- Discipleship and the enactment of Christian identity. Performing faiths : patterns, pluralities and problems in the lives of religious traditions / Michael Partridge -- Temples of the Spirit : worship as embodied performance / Steven R. Guthrie -- Rhetoric and the literary sense : the sacred author's performance in Cajetan's exegesis of Scripture / Michael O'Connor -- Seeing through the drama : reframing violent news / Jolyon Mitchell -- Improvisation in the theatre as a model for Christian ethics / Samuel Wells -- The sense of an ending : finitude and the authentic performance of life / Trevor A. Hart -- Artistry as Christian practice. The arts of redemption / Patrick Sherry -- Our truest poetry is our most feigning--poetry, playfulness and truth / Malcolm Guite -- Seeing the word : aspects of the visual culture of the Reformation / William Dyrness -- Created and uncreated light : the Transfiguration in Western art / Rosemary Muir Wright -- The Ascension and transfigured bodies -- Resonances and challenges : a response to the volume / Jeremy Begbie.
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
11357847
A Look Inside
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Part one of this book attends specifically to the phenomenon of dramatic performance and possible theological applications of it, part two considers various aspects of the performance of Christian identity and part three demonstrates how art forms may constitute faithful Christian practices in which the tradition is authentically 'performed'.
Long Description
The metaphor of performance has been applied fruitfully by anthropologists and other social theorists to different aspects of human social existence, and furnishes a potentially helpful model in terms of which to think theologically about Christian life. After an introductory editorial chapter reflecting on the nature of artistic performance and its relationship to the notions of tradition and identity, Part One of this book attends specifically to the phenomenon of dramatic performance and possible theological applications of it. Part Two considers various aspects of the performance of Christian identity, looking at worship, the interpretation of the Bible, Christian response to elements in the contemporary media, the shape of Christian moral life, and ending with a theological reflection on the shape of personal identity, correlating it with the theatrical metaphors of 'character' and 'performing a part' in a scripted drama. Part Three demonstrates how art forms (including some technically non-performative ones - literature, poetry, painting) may constitute faithful Christian practices in which the tradition is authentically 'performed', producing works which break open its meaning in profound new ways for a constantly shifting context.
Main Description
The contributors to Faithful Performances reflect on the nature of artistic performance and its relationship to the notions of tradition and identity and consider various aspects of the performance of Christian identity by examining at worship, the interpretation of the Bible, Christian response to elements in the contemporary media and the shape of Christian moral life.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Theology, Faith and Theatre
Real enactments: the role of drama in the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar
Can an act be true? - The possibilities of the dramatic metaphor for theology within a post-Stanislavskian dramaturgy
Discipleship and the Enactment of Christian Identity
Performing faiths - patterns, pluralities and problems in the lives of religious traditions
Temples of the Spirit: worship as embodied performance
Rhetoric and the literary sense: the sacred author's performance in Cajetan's exegesis of Scripture
Seeing through the drama: reframing violent news
Improvisation in the theatre as a model for Christian ethics
The sense of an ending: finitude and the authentic performance of life
Artistry as Christian Practice: The arts of redemption
Our truest poetry is our most feigning...poetry, playfulness and truth
Seeing the word: aspects of the visual culture of the Reformation
Created and uncreated light: the transfiguration in western art
The ascension and transfigured bodies
Resonances and challenges: a response to the volume
Index
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