Kunst D.V. (Neo)calvinistische perspectieven op esthetica, kunstgeschiedenis en kunsttheologie

Kunst D.V. (Neo)calvinistische perspectieven op esthetica, kunstgeschiedenis en kunsttheologie, eds. Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker and Roger D. Henderson. Amsterdam: Buijten & Schipperheijn Motief, 2020. ISBN 978-94-6369-070-6 [Dutch]

Selected Chapter Titles:

"Verbeelding, kunst en civil society: een nieuwe kijk op neocalvinistische esthetica" (pp. 223-46), and "Verlossende kunstkritiek: Earth’s Lament van Joyce A. Recker"(pp. 247-52) [Dutch translation by Arend Smilde and Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker] by Lambert Zuidervaart

"De aureool van de menselijke verbeelding" (pp. 169-192), and "De betekenis van de kruisiging: Grünewald en Perugino" (pp. 193-7) by Calvin G. Seerveld

"Calvijn en kunst: zuivere visie of blinde vlek?" (pp. 51-60), "Kunst, lichaam en gevoel: Nieuwe wegen voorde calvinistische esthetica," (pp. 253-271), and "Chris Ofili: Hedendaagse kunst en de terugkeer van religie" (pp. 272-278) by Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin

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Kunst D.V. is a handsome, hefty volume (374 pages, untranslated) in the Dutch language. After a succinct introduction there are four sections. The editors and Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin explicate the roots of the Calvinian faith-thought tradition toward the arts found in Jean Calvin, Abraham Kuyper, and Dooyeweerd. Then Hans Rookmaaker, E. John Walford and James Romaine exemplify how art history can be done in a perspective sensitive to a Christian world-and-life vision. Calvin Seerveld, Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lambert Zuidervaart, and Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin show how their communal focus on aesthetic theory can contribute to understanding imaginative and artistic realities. Finally the "theology of art" tack is introduced by Wessel Stoker, William Edgar, and Victoria Emily Jones. The many colour reproductions are of excellent quality, the notes are substantial, and various of the authors take issue with the characteristic ideas of the other writers for a lively, open-ended, up to date introduction to the important contribution made by thinkers regarding art and aesthetics in the line of Reformational Christian philosophical reflection.
— Calvin G. Seerveld

Bewondering God's Dumbfounding Doings: God Talking to Us Little People in the Final Book of the Bible

Jordan Station: Paideia Press, 2020. [163 pages ISBN 978-0-88815-251-0]

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These 11 meditations were given live to a Toronto congregation over two years (2014-2016), and cover the troubling visions and events of the whole biblical book of Revelation, its metaphorical truth and urgent practical message.

How to Read the Biblical Book of Proverbs--In Paragraphs

Calvin G. Seerveld, 2020

Ed. John H. Kok. Sioux Center: Dordt Press, 2020. [iii-189 pages ISBN 978-1-940567-24-2]

Find it on: Dordt University Press (or to Canadian personal addresses via Tuppence by special arrangement)

An introductory fresh treatment of the Bible as God-speaking literature, showing that the book of Proverbs--aphoristic poetry--comes in paragraphs rather than as one-liners. Especially chapters 25-31 of Proverbs are presented to be read as clusters of surprising, wide-ranging wisdom for daily life.