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The Christian Vision of God (Truth and the Christian Imagination) [Hardcover]

By Alister McGrath (Author)
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A beautifully illustrated and thought provoking introduction to what Christians believe about God as Trinity. Seeking to engage not only intellectual apprehension but through the use of beauty in image to engage the imagination through mystery, world renowned theologian Alister McGrath shows us a God who not only exists in beauty, but a God who wants and desires to know us personally. This is a particularly good resource for artists who love God, or simply to use as a teaching tool in creative or church context. It includes pictures of art masterpieces from many artists including:Daniel Bonnell's Pearl of Great PriceKlimt's The KissRembrandt's The Storm on the Sea of GalileeBotticelli's Holy TrinityMorazzone's PentecostWilliam Blake's Moses and the Burning BushRublev's Icon with the TrinityAnd many more!!!

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Gloriously illuminated by a series of fine art paintings, The Christian Vision of God is an ideal introduction to what Christians believe about the Trinity. Alister McGrath seeks to engage both the mind and the imagination as he focuses on the astounding, life-transforming truth that God wants to be known by us. Astute and informed, McGrath also models an earnest religious quest for the divine meaning and human import of Christian convictions as reflected in their development and in the artistic and literary treasures of the broader culture. Poetry, prayer, and theological reflection are interwoven with commentary on the ideas conveyed through works such as Daniel Bonnell's Pearl of Great Price, Klimt's The Kiss, Rembrandt's The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, Morazzone's Pentecost, William Blake's Moses and the Burning Bush, Botticelli's Holy Trinity and Rublev's Icon with the Trinity.

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Studio: Fortress Press
Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.06" Width: 8.08" Height: 0.57"
Weight:   0.99 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2009
Publisher   Fortress Press
Series  Truth And Christian Imagination  
ISBN  0800637054  
ISBN13  9780800637057  

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Alister E. McGrath is a historian, biochemist, and Christian theologian born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. McGrath, a longtime professor at Oxford University, now holds the Chair in theology, ministry, and education at the University of London. He is the author of several books on theology and history, including Christianity's Dangerous Idea; In the Beginning, and The Twilight of Atheism. He lives in Oxford, England and lectures regularly in the United States.

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