Arts and Worship Resources

Resource for application of the arts to worship:

Laura Allison, Celebration: Banners, Dance and Holiness in Worship, Wilmington,Pa: SonRise, 1987 

Diane Appostolos-Cappadona, ed., Art Creativity, and the Sacred, New York: Crossroad, 1989 

Diane Appostolos-Cappadona, ed., Dictionary of Christian Art, New York: Continuum, 1994 
Mark P. Bangert, Symbols and Terms of the Church, Minneapolis: Augsburg-Fortress, 1990 

Susan A. Blain, Imaging the Word: An Arts and Lectionary Resource, voi. 2, United Church Press, 1995 

Richard R. Caemmerer, Jr., Visual Art in the Lfe of the Church: Encouraging Creative Worship and Witness in the Congregation, Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1983 

Nancy Chinn, Spaces for Spirit: Adorning the Church, Chicago, Liturgy Training Publications,1989 

Jane Dillenberger, Style and Content in Christian Art, New York: Crossroad, 1986 
Linda M. Goens, Praising God through the Lively Arts, Abingdon Press, 1999 

Sarah Hall, The Color of Light: Commissioning Stained Glassfor a Church, Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications 

Kenneth T. Lawrence, editor, Imaging the Word: An Arts and Lectionary Resource, vol. 3, United Church Press, 1996 

Kenneth T. Lawrence, editor, Imaging the Word: An Arts and Lecrionary Resource, vol. 1, United Church Press, 1994 Joyce Mori, Crosses of Many Cultures: Designsfor Applique, Morehouse, 1998 

David Philippart, Clothed in Glory: Vesting the Church, Liturgy Training Publishers, 1995 

Virginia Raguin, Glory in Glass: Stained Glass in the United States : Origin, Variety, and Preservation. Exhibition catalogue, The Gallery at the American Bible Society. New York: American Bible Society, 1999 

Thomas G. Simons and James M. Fitzpatrick, The Ministry of Liturgical Environment, Collegeville, Minnesota: Collegeville, Minn., The Liturgical Press, 1978

Alva William Steffler, Symbols of the Christian Faith, Grand Rapids, Eerdmans Pub., 2002 

Eleanore Feucht Sudbrock, Seasons for Praise: Art for the Sanctuary, Concordia 2001 Robert E. Webber, the Creative Mixture of Old and New. Abingdon Press, 1998

Robert E. Webber, Achieving Substance and Relevance in Worship, Hendrickson, 1996 

Robert E. Webber, editor, Music and the Arts in Christian Worship, 2 vols. Hendrickson Pub., Inc., 1995 

Robert E Wunderlich, Worship and the Arts: A Study of the LIfe of the Church Expressed in Worship and the Arts, St. Louis: Concordia Pub. House, 1966 

For Studies of Art, Worship, Worship Space, and Liturgy 

African American Experience in Worship and the Arts, New Haven: Yale University Institute of Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts, 1992 

Doug Adams and Michael Moynahan, editors, Post-Modern Worship and the Arts, San Jose: Resource Pub., 2002 

John W. Cook, “To a Parish on the Verge of Construction or Renovation, “pamphlet published by the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, Division of the Evangelism and Local Church Development, in Partnership with the Fellowship of United Church of Christ Architects. No date 

Janet R. Walton, Art and Worship: A Vital Connection, Wilmington : M. Glazier, Inc., 1988 
James F. White and Susan J. White, Church Architecture: Building and &Renovating for Christian Worship, Nashville : Abingdon Press, 1988 

James F. White, Protestant Worship and Church Architecture: Theological and Historical Considerations, New York : OxFord Univ. Press, 1964 James F. White, Introduction to Christian Worship, Abingdon: Nashville, 1980 

Peter W. Williams, Houses of God: Region, Religion, and Architecture in the United States, Urban, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1997 

For Attitudes toward Religion and the Arts 

Alberta Arthurs arid Glenn Wallach, editors, Crossroads: Art and Religion in American LIfe, New York: The New Press, 2001 

Earl Jerome Coleman, Creativity and Spirituality: Bonds Between Art and Religion, State Univ. of New York Press, 1998 

John W. DeGruchy, Christianity, Art and Transformation, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000 

John Dillenberger, A Theology of Artistic Sensibilities: The Visual Arts and the Church, New York: Crossroad, 1986 

William Dyrness, Visual Faith: Art, Theology, and Worship in Dialogue, Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 2001 

Paul Corby Finney, editor, Seeing beyond the Word: the Visual Arts and the Calvinist Tradition, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999 

*Frank E. Gaebelein, The Christian, the Arts, and Truth: Regaining the Vision of Greatness, Portland: Multnomah Press, 1985 [Good book to begin reading] 

Paul Giles, American Catholic Arts and Fictions: Culture, Ideology, Aesthetics, Cambridge, England: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1992 

Gregor T. Goethals, The TV Ritual: Worship at the Video Altar, Boston: Beacon Press, 1981 
George S. Heyer, Signs of Our Times: Theological Essays on Art in the Twentieth Century, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980 

Albert Rouet, Liturgy and the Arts, Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, 1996 

Franky Schaeffer, Addicted to Mediocrity: 20th Century Christians and the Arts, Westchester, Illinois: Crossway Books, 1981 
Richard Viladesau, Theology and the Arts: Encountering God through Music, Art, and Rhetoric, Paulist Press, 2000 

*Donald Whittle, Christianity and the Arts, Philadelphia : Fortress Press, 1966 [Good book to begin reading) 

* Wilson Yates, The Arts in Theological Education: New Possibilities for Integration, Atlanta :Scholars Press, 1988 [Good book to begin reading.] 

Resources on Internet or from catalogs 

Ecclesiastical Arts Catalog and/or Handcrafted Paraments. 

Christian perspectives on the various arts.

Christians in the Visual Arts 

Free Christian Photography

The Index of Christian Art. A database of Christian Art provided by Princeton University. 

Religious Art on the Web. List featuring contemporary Christian art and artists.

Cathy Townley, “Musings on Art- and the Relationship to Worship in the 21st Century,”

Jerry Hames, “Adding Art To Worship: Nancy Chinn transforms Liturgical Spaces,”\

“Environment and Art for Worship,” Assembly, Notre Dame Center for Pastoral Liturgy,

Supply catalog for gossamer and other “environment” materials.
“Stumps”catalog: phone number 1-800-348-5084 

Silk fabric and dye supplies
Dharma Trading Co: phone number 1-800-542-5227. 

Images of Christ 

Gabriele Finaldi, The Image of Christ, London: National Gallery; distributed by Yale Univ. Press, 2000 

David Morgan, Visual Piety: A History and Theory of Popular Religious images, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998 

Jaroslav Pelkian, The Illustrated Jesus through the Centuries, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997 

Masao Takenaka and Ron O’Grady, The Bible through Asian Eyes, Auckland, New Zealand: Pace Pub., 1991 

Anton Wessels, Images ofJesus: How Jesus is Perceived and Portrayed in Non-European Cultures, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990


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