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The Theater of God's Glory: Calvin, Creation, and the Liturgical Arts

W. David O. Taylor
Format
Book
Published
Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2017.
Language
English
Series
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies Series
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies Series
ISBN
9780802874481, 0802874487
Summary
Both detractors and supporters of John Calvin have deemed him an enemy of the physical body, a pessimist toward creation, and a negative influence on the liturgical arts. But, says W. David O. Taylor, that only tells half of the story. Taylor examines Calvin's Trinitarian theology as it intersects his doctrine of the physical creation in order to argue for a positive theological account of the liturgical arts. He does so believing that Calvin's theology can serve, perhaps surprisingly, as a rich resource for understanding the theological purposes of the arts in corporate worship. Drawing on Calvin's Institutes, biblical commentaries, sermons, catechisms, treatises, and worship orders, this book represents one of the most thorough investigations available of John Calvin's theology of the physical creation-and the promising possibilities it opens up for the formative role of the arts in worship. -- Amazon.com
Contents
  • Musical instruments in Calvin
  • The work of the material creation
  • The work of the material symbols of worship
  • The twin problem of materiality and mediation
  • The double movement of creation in worship
  • Calvin's theology of the physical body
  • A Trinitarian theology of the physical body
  • The simple worship of God
  • The Trinitarian space of worship.
Description
xiv, 226 pages ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-216) and index.
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