Art and Aesthetics

Aldrich, V. Philosophy of Art. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1963. & 701 Al2

Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane, ed. Art, Creativity and the Sacred. New York: Crossroad, 1985.

Bailey, A.E.  The Gospel in Hymns.  New York: Charles Scribner, 1950.  &  783 B15

Best, Harold M. Music Through the Eyes of Faith. New York: HarperCollins, 1993. & 246.7 B46

Briner, Bob.  Roaring Lambs: A Gentle Plan to Radically Change Your World.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993.

Brown, Michael. "Values,Voices, and Violins: The Teaching of Values in Ensemble Instruction." Curricular paper available through CCCU.

Deart, Tim, and David Porter, eds. Art in Question. London Lectures in Contemporary Christianity. London: Marshall Pickering, 1982.

DeVries, Daniel. The Films of Stanley Kubrick. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1973.

Dickie, G. Aesthetics. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1977. & 111.85 D56

Dillenberger, J. Style and Content in Christian Art. 1965. New York: Crossroad, 1986. & 704.9482 D58

Drew, Donald J. Images of Man: A Critique of Contemporary Cinema. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1974.

Edgar, William. Taking Note of Music. London: SPCK, 1986.

Evans, C. S. Despair: A Moment or a Way of Life. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1971.

Eversole, F. Christian Faith and the Contemporary Arts. New York: Abingdon Press, 1962. & 704.948 Ev8

Forbes, Cheryl. Imagination: Embracing a Theology of Wonder. Portland: Multnomah Press, 1986.

Harned, David B.  Theology and the Arts.  Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1966.  & 701 H22

Hospers, John.  Understanding the Arts.  Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1982.

Kerman, Joseph.  Contemplating Music: Challenges to Musicology.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1985.

Kilby, Clyde S.  Christianity and Aesthetics.  Chicago: InterVarsity, 1961. 

& 701 K55

Lasch, Christopher.  The Culture of Narcissism.  New York:  Warner, 1979.

______.  The True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics.  New York: Norton, 1991.

Lockerbie, D. Bruce. The Liberating Word. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1974.

Lockerbie, D. Bruce, ed. The Timeless Moment: Creativity and the Christian Faith. Westchester: Cornerstone, 1981.

Maritain, J. Art and Scholasticism. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1974. & 701.17 M331  (Library owns the 1971 ed.)

______. The Responsibility of the Artist. New York: Scribner, 1960.

McCalister, Lonnie. "Music Survey, Course Syllabus." Curricular paper available through CCCU.

Ortega y Gasset. The Dehumanization of Art. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1948. & 700.1 Or8

Pelikan, Jaroslav. Bach Among the Theologians. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1986.

& 230.41 P36

Postman, Neil.  Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology.  New York: Vintage, 1993.

Rookmaaker, Hans. The Creative Gift: Essays on Art and Christian Life. Westchester: Good News, 1981. & 261.57 R67

______. Modern Art and the Death of a Culture. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1970. & 709.04 R67

Routley, Erik.  Our Lives Be Praise.  Carol Steam: Hope, 1990.

Ryken, Leland, ed. The Christian Imagination. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1981. & 246 R98

Ryken, Leland. Culture in Christian Perspective: A Door to Understanding and Enjoying the Arts. Portland: Multnomah Press, 1986.

______. The Liberated Imagination: Thinking Christianly about the Arts. Wheaton: Harold Shaw, 1989. 

Sayers, Dorothy. The Mind of the Maker. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1941. & 201 Sa9

Schaeffer, Francis. Art and the Bible. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1973.

Seerveld, Calvin G. A Christian Critique of Art and Literature. Toronto: Wedge, 1976.

Seerveld, Calvin G. Rainbows for the Fallen World. Toronto: Tuppance Press; Beaver Falls: Radix Books, 1980.

Van Der Leeuw, G. Sacred and Profane Beauty. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963.

Veith, Jr., Gene Edward.  Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Culture.  Wheaton: Crossway, 1994.

______.  State of the Arts: From Bezalel to Mapplethorpe.  Wheaton: Crossway, 1991.

Vos, Melvin. The Great Pendulum of Becoming: Images in Modern Drama. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1981.

Walford, E. John. Jacob van Ruisdael and the Perception of Landscape. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992.

Westermeyer, Paul.  The Curch Musician.  Minneapolis: Augsburg/Fortress, 1997.

Wilson, John. One of the Richest Gifts: An Introductory Study of the Arts from a Christian Worldview. Edinburgh: The Handsel Press, 1981.

Wolterstorff, Nicholas. Art in Action. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980.

______. Works and Worlds of Art. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

& 700.1 W83


Additional Resources:

Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers

Mark Hijley, President

School of Music

Houghton College

Houghton, NY 14744


Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship

Patrick Kavanaugh, President

10523 Main Street

Suite 31

Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 385-CPAF. Classical Music and Dance Ministry.


Christians in the Arts Networking (CAN)

9 Westminster Ave.

P.O. Box 242

Arlington, MA 02174

(617) 646-1541; Fax: (617) 646-7725; E-mail:


Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA)

Box 18117

Minneapolis, MN 55418-0117

(612) 378-0606; E-mail:


Fellowship of Artists for Cultural Evangelism

Gene C. and Mary Lou Totten, CoDirectors

1605 E. Elizabeth St.

Pasadena, CA 91104

(818) 398-2445; Fax: (818) 398-2263; E-mail:


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