Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts: Bearing Witness to the Triune God
Jeremy Begbie, the Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology and director of the Duke Initiatives on Theology at the Arts, both at Duke Divinity School, has written a new book on how the arts can witness to the transcendence of the Christian God.
The book, Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts: Bearing Witness to the Triune God, was published by Eerdmans Publishing Co. in February.
Many people believe that there is something transcendent about the arts, that they can awaken a profound sense of awe, wonder, and mystery, of something “beyond” this world—even for those who may have no use for conventional forms of Christianity.
In the book, Begbie employs a biblical, Trinitarian imagination to show how Christian involvement in the arts can be shaped by the distinctive vision of God’s transcendence opened up in and through Jesus Christ. Begbie is considered a leading voice on theology and the arts.