Nov 17, 2010

Art for the glory of God

Fujimura and the 4 Holy Gospels

As someone married to an artist I’ve experienced something of the uneasiness of Christians when it comes to the arts. But why should it be the case that we are pleased to affirm the good and the true but so slow to recognise the beautiful as an expression of God’s image in God-created humanity.

This short video featuring the work of Makoto Fujimura is both inspiring and informative.  As Francis Shaeffer has written  in Art and the Bible “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.”

Crossway have commissioned Fujimura to undertake an illuminated edition of the four Holy Gospels to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

Fujimura – 4 Holy Gospels from Crossway on Vimeo.

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