Performing the Sacred

Theology and Theatre in Dialogue
Product Number: EB00004879
Released: Aug 01, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441206060
Publisher: Baker Academic
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Description

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.

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Original Publish Date: Aug 01, 2009

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