Pictures at a Theological Exhibition Paperback

Scenes of the Church's Worship, Witness and Wisdom

by Kevin J. Vanhoozer;

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Pictures at a Theological Exhibition

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Many Christians are held captive by a picture of the imagination as a purveyor of false images, prone to idolatry. We live in a society fixated on images that have little or no significance. We are surrounded by models of the world that are not in touch with any truth outside of themselves. But we lack the resources to see and imagine things differently.

Kevin Vanhoozer calls the church to a more biblical and premodern picture, one that sees every particular person, thing and event in the light of God's act of reconciling the world to himself in Christ. Through essays on the church's worship, witness and wisdom, Vanhoozer shows us how a poetic imagination can answer the questions of life's meaning by drawing our attention to what really matters: the God of the gospel.

Pictures at a Theological Exhibition by Kevin J. Vanhoozer was published by IVP in May 2016 and is our 40601st best seller. The ISBN for Pictures at a Theological Exhibition is 9781783594269.

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Introduction: The Discarded Imagination: Metaphors by Which a Holy Nation Lives

Foyer: Before the Promenade (Prolegomena)

1. What Are Theologians For? Why Doctors of the Church Should Prescribe Christian 
2. True Pictures: What Every Pastor Should Know About Biblical Truth and Interpretation
3. Three Ways of Singing Sola: Scripture as Light, Compass and Script (A Sermon on 
Psalm 119:103-105, Luke 24:25-27 and Colossians 3:15-17)

Gallery One: Pictures of the Church's Worship

4. Worship at the Well: From Dogmatics to Doxology (And Back Again)
5. Praising God in Song: Beauty and the Arts
6. Moses' Magnificat: A Song for the Semester - and the Ages (A Sermon on Exodus 

Gallery Two: Pictures of the Church's Witness

7. The Drama of the Christ: The Gospel as Thing Done and Word Made
8. The Drama of Discipleship: A Vocation of Spiritual Formation
9. The Strange New Status Symbol of the Cross (A Sermon on Philippians 2:5-11)

Gallery Three: Pictures of the Church's Wisdom

10. Sapiential Apologetics: The Dramatic Demonstration of Gospel Truth
11. Enhancement in the Cathedral: Power, Knowledge and Smart Pills
12. The Wisdom of Angels: Brokenness and Wholeness in the Academy and Church (A 
Sermon on 1 Corinthians 1:18-25)

Conclusion: The Man with the X-Rho Eyes (A Sermon on 2 Kings 6:14-23)


Details for Pictures at a Theological Exhibition

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherIVP (May 2016)
Number of Pages288
Thickness234 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4379625
Page last updated 27th May 2017
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