Art and the Bible, By Francis A. Schaeffer
Art and the Bible
  • Length: 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 4.25 × 7 in
  • Published: November 30, 2006
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 3401
  • ISBN: 9780830834013

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"The lordship of Christ should include an interest in the arts," writes Francis Schaeffer. "A Christian should use these arts to the glory of God, not just as tracts, mind you, but as things of beauty to the praise of God."

Many Christians, wary of creating graven images, have steered clear of artistic creativity. But the Bible offers a robust affirmation of the arts. The human impulse to create reflects our being created in the image of a creator God.

Art and the Bible has been a foundational work for generations of Christians in the arts. In this book's classic essays, Francis Schaeffer first examines the scriptural record of the use of various art forms, and then establishes a Christian perspective on art. With clarity and vigor, Schaeffer explains why "the Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars."

"Recommended for those interested in creativity, arts in worship, and art as it relates to biblical history."

Carolyn Egolf, Congregational Libraries Today, January/February 2009


Foreword by Michael Card
I. Art in the Bible
II. Some Perspectives on Art


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Francis A. Schaeffer

Francis A. Schaeffer (1912–1984) was a pastor, theologian, and speaker with an international ministry who became one of the most influential figures in American evangelicalism during his lifetime. With his wife, Edith, he founded the L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland. He was the author of many books, including Escape from Reason and How Should We Then Live?, which have sold millions of copies worldwide.