William Dyrnesss bold invitation to a poetic theology shaped by Scripture, tradition, and imagination one luring us toward a fuller participation in beauty than argument or concept alone allow reminds us that truth itself is beautiful to behold and poetic to the core. . . . If poetry is in its deepest reflex an intensification of life, then Dyrnesss call for a poetic theology is one we ignore at our peril, reminding us that faithful living is not only about proper thinking but also and, perhaps, more properly about the texture of our living and the quality of our loving.
Mark S. Burrows
Andover Newton Theological School
Makes a strong case for aesthetics as one of the avenues used by God to draw human beings near to him and his glory. . . . A wonderful journey through Reformed spirituality and a wake-up call for Reformed theology.
Cornelius van der Kooi
Free University, Amsterdam
About the Author
William A. Dyrness is professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. His other books include Reformed Theology and Visual Culture and A Primer on Christian Worship: Where Weve Been, Where We Are, Where We Can Go.