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Contents Hart Introduction: Art, performance and the practice of Christian faith §1 Theology, faith and theatre 1. Quash Real enactments ¿ the role of drama in the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar 2. Khovacs A cautionary note on the use of theatre in theology 3. Edelman Can an act be true? ¿ The possibilities of the dramatic metaphor for theology within a post-Stanislavskian dramaturgy §2 Discipleship and the enactment of Christian identity 4. Partridge Performing faiths ¿ patterns, pluralities and problems in the lives of religious traditions 5. Guthrie Temples of the Spirit: worship as embodied performance 6. O¿ Connor Rhetoric and the literary sense: the sacred author¿s performance in Cajetan¿s exegesis of Scripture 7. Mitchell Seeing through the drama: reframing violent news 8. Wells Improvisation in the theatre as a model for Christian ethics 9. Hart When the curtain falls ¿ finitude and the authentic performance of life §3 Artistry as Christian practice 10. Sherry The arts of redemption 11. Guite Our truest poetry is our most feigning ¿ poetry, playfulness and gospel truth 12. Dyrness Seeing the Word: aspects of the visual culture of the Reformation 13. Wright Created and uncreated light: the transfiguration in western art 14. Brown The ascension and transfigured bodies Begbie Postscript
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Theater -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Performing arts -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.