Rainbows for the Fallen world: Aesthetic Life and Artistic Task

Updated: Jul 27, 2018

Seerveld, Calvin. Rainbows for the Fallen World: Aesthetic Life and Artistic Task. Toronto: Tuppence Press ;, 1980. (#rainbowforthefallenworld #seerveld)

Art, I believe, is not meant to be either a cultural dessert (Patricia Godsell) or a political weapon (Barry Lord). Art as luxury becomes irrelevant, and art as sword will kill itself in the political jousting. Instead, Christians of the historic Reformation will be wise if they understand art to be like clothes: a gift of the Lord to cover our nakedness, to dress our human life with joy, to strengthen and enrich our labours of praising God, serving the neighbour, and caring for the world (242)