Inclusive Yet Discerning

Frank Burch Brown explores how Christians can navigate the increasingly diverse world of worship, combining an abiding admiration of classical idioms with an appreciation of new possibilities.

By:
Frank Burch Brown    
Publisher:
Eerdmans, 2009

Worshiping communities today have access to more arts and styles from more times and places than ever before. In this volume Frank Burch Brown explores how Christians can navigate this increasingly diverse world of worship.

Brown combines an abiding admiration of classical idioms with an appreciation of new possibilities for the arts in worship. Interacting with a wide range of religious thinkers and leaders — from Augustine and John Calvin to Rick Warren, Marcus Borg, and the Pope — he addresses questions concerning "good" art and "good" music for worship.

A lively and thought-provoking book, Inclusive yet Discerning is permeated by Brown’s wide-ranging knowledge and deep love of the arts and his desire to articulate a theological aesthetic that, as he says, "will have teeth but not fangs."

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