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Performing the Sacred: Theology and Theatre in Dialogue Paperback - 2009

by Todd E. Johnson; Dale Savidge; Robert K. Johnston (Editor)


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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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"Johnson and Savidge have given Christians a unique gift with Performing the Sacred. Their clear love of theatre and deep faith in Jesus intersect to reveal the wonders hidden in a live performance. They remind us that when theology and theatre meet the result is insight into what it means to be human and a beautiful doxology to our God."--David McFadzean, Hollywood producer/writer; cocreator of the television series Home Improvement

"Performance theory, history, criticism, theology, and worship are all brought together in a refreshing new look at the old art of live theatre in Performing the Sacred. It is not only an entertaining read by itself but also a unique and much-needed text for university theatre arts courses."--Gillette Elvgren, Regent University

"We have been waiting years and years for theatre artists and Christian theologians to get back into serious dialogue, and there is hardly anyone better prepared to lead us than Todd Johnson and Dale Savidge. This book is a hugely significant conversation starter. Decades from now we will be saying that the conversation began with this book."--Jeff Barker, Northwestern College

"The panoramic sweep of more than twenty centuries of theatre and theology is a tour de force. Christian playgoers, after reading this book, will come to understand and appreciate even more deeply the theological dynamics of incarnation, Trinity, and presence at the heart of theatre. Performing the Sacred deserves a standing ovation!"--Peter Gilmour, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago

"A landmark book--the first full-length study that explores contemporary live theatre from the perspective and experience of both the theologian and the theatre artist. Performing the Sacred explores profound theological issues, but it never loses sight of the direct and immediate encounter between theatre artists and their audiences--and how lives change as a result of that real presence."--Peter L. Senkbeil, Concordia University, Irvine, California

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  • Title Performing the Sacred: Theology and Theatre in Dialogue
  • Author Todd E. Johnson; Dale Savidge; Robert K. Johnston (Editor)
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 176
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A
  • Date 2009-08-01
  • Features Bibliography, Index, Table of Contents
  • ISBN 9780801029523 / 080102952X
  • Weight 0.55 lbs (0.25 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.9 x 6 x 0.6 in (22.61 x 15.24 x 1.52 cm)
  • Themes
    • Aspects (Academic): Religious
    • Religious Orientation: Christian
  • Library of Congress subjects Theater - Religious aspects - Christianity, Performing arts - Religious aspects -
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2009007647
  • Dewey Decimal Code 246.72

About the author

Todd E. Johnson (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is the William K. and Delores S. Brehm Associate Professor of Worship, Theology, and the Arts at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church and the editor of The Conviction of Things Not Seen. Dale Savidge (PhD, University of South Carolina) is the executive director and founding member of Christians in Theatre Arts (CITA). He is professor of theatre and chair of the theatre arts department at North Greenville University and has traveled the world as a theatre artist.
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