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A Christian critique of art: Two lectures given at the Unionville Study Conference of the Association for Reformed Scientific Studies on August 28 – 30, by Calvin Seerveld edited by John H. Kok. $ US; pages; paperback; ISBN / Discussion of human imaginativity, of ordinary. Calvin Seerveld (b. in New York), professor Emeritus in Aesthetics at the Institute for Christian Studies (ICS), Toronto, received an MA in English literature .

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Bearing Fresh Olive Leaves: However, does the realm of objective values end with morality?

As with realism versus antirealism, the evidence points in both directions. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Second, if antirealism is right and art is an ungrounded, nominal social con- struct, then two key exhortations by Seerveld become incoherent.

If no satisfactory answer can be given, we are left to either embrace the testimony of our higher faculties, as Origen commends, falvin accept perpetual skepticism. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.

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Seervel a medical establishment were to phase out treating women and men as persons with psychosomatic diseases into being primarily instantiations of a malady primed for scientific research, there would be a dehumanizing hell to pay. Alternative Steps in Understanding Art. Between overseas assignments, Mr. Views Read Edit View history.


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C Britt Wikstrom, Cathedral of Suffering,maquette. If a Christian has artistic potentiality, this potentiality, like life itself, comes from the hand of God.

Please send address changes to Archives are available at: He then taught philosophy and German at Trinity Christian Collegeand went on to teach philosophical aesthetics at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto.

Static drawn on a U. What makes us creatures is that we are the manifest product of the power and perfection of our Creator. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. A Christian patron should be concerned with the same ide- als about which I have spoken above. The above conditions, even when met, do not constitute real properties of either artist or artwork. The end result is far beyond the sserveld of a single individual, and its purpose is to elevate onlookers to God.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lambert Zuidervaart identifies four claims that constitute Seerveld’s contribution to aesthetics Canadian painterly artist Gerald Folkerts, with Dutch frugal ingenuity, used palette paint left over from his major figurative paintings to concoct whimsical abstract art pieces, as a kind of complementing commentary on the main work, thus piquing viewer curiosity.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The term matter in this context identifies the substratum that is receptive to various properties. If Christian bookstores continue to make good profits from selling Precious Moments merchandise, they are unfortunately contributing, I am afraid, to the anesthesia of their many seervelf who may prefer artistic sweets to roughage. Does art have any grounding in reality, or is it a mere social construct?

Seerveld has been influential in the reformational movement.

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