Todd E. Johnson, Dale Savidge
Title: Performing the Sacred: Theology and Theatre in Dialogue (Engaging Culture)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Baker Academic August 2009
080102952X / 9780801029523
Seller ID: 20100726175336
Christian theatre has rich roots, from ancient Hebrew dramas to medieval plays, but where does it fit in today's media-saturated society?
"Performing the Sacred "is a fascinating dialogue between a theologian and theatre artist, offering the first full-scale exploration of theatre and theology. The authors illuminate the importance of live performance in a virtual world, of preserving the ancient art form of storytelling by becoming the story. Theologically, theatre reflects Christianity's central doctrines--incarnation, community, and presence--enhancing the human creative experience and simultaneously engaging viewers on multiple levels.
This Engaging Culture series title will be a key volume for those interested in theatre as well as drama practitioners, worship leaders, and culture makers.