By Terry Glaspey
A few of the maximum painters, musicians, architects, writers, filmmakers, and poets have taken their notion from their religion and impacted thousands of individuals with their lovely creations. Now readers can detect the tales at the back of seventy-five of those masterpieces and the artists who created them. From the artwork of the Roman catacombs to Rembrandt to Makoto Fujimura; from Gregorian Chant to Bach to U2; from John Bunyan and John Donne to Flannery O'Connor and Frederick Buechner; this e-book unveils the wealthy and sundry inventive historical past left by way of believers who have been masters at their craft.
Author and historian Terry Glaspey stocks the soaking up precise tales at the back of those masterpieces and is helping readers see the attention-grabbing information they may have overlooked. by means of searching through the eyes of those inventive artists, readers will achieve deeper views concerning the human situation, the Christian tale, and their very own religious lives.
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Steve Miller, author of C. H. Spurgeon on Spiritual Leadership “Writing voluminously through lovingly spare words, Terry Glaspey has done a great service to the church and the world. ” —Steve Bell, award-winning singer/songwriter For all the creatives who carry on the tradition of expressing your faith with skill, artistic integrity, and a sense of wonder. You are a part of the story this book tells . . Contents Cover 1 Title Page 3 Copyright Page 4 Endorsements 5 Dedication 7 Acknowledgments 13 Introduction 15 1.
Usually the monks of his order would chant through the entire book of Psalms during the course of every week. Each day was, and still is in most orders, punctuated by voices raised together in unison toward God, speaking his own words back to him in the form of prayer. Modern medical experts have done studies on the effect that this ancient form of singing has on the modern listener. They have found it has what they call an interiorizing effect. Though it is light and calming, the music of the chant is also passionate and strong.
Their figures frame the doorways and radiate from the stained glass, and in many cases their actual bodies lie under the floors and their relics in the altars. In the cathedral their world and ours become one. Besides its function as an encyclopedia of faith, the cathedral was also a place for communal celebration. Pagan temples had been seen as homes for the gods, and the people would gather around them for worship. The cathedral, on the other hand, was a home for the believing community, a gathering place where people might enter for religious worship, feasts, and even secular gatherings.