What is the purpose of art?

New from Paraclete Press!

“Why is there inside man the desire, even the burden, to create? What is the source of this desire?…May a Christian devote his life to the creation or study of music, painting, literature, and the other arts? Are the arts dangerous to the spiritual life?”   From Chapter 1

“Thousands owe to this giant of Wheaton their ability to hear literary voices with Gospel-tuned ears.” — Jeremy Begbie, Professor of Theology, Duke Divinity School

Beauty, art and aesthetic are being embraced and discussed by Christians of all denominations and indeed people of faith from many different traditions. This volume will introduce a new generation to the work and influence of Clyde Kilby who, more than fifty years ago, was an apologist ahead of his time.

“Now a new generation has the chance to experience the sparkle, wit, aesthetic insight, and deep Christian commitment that made Kilby such an unusually captivating teacher. . . his words remain a true inspiration.”
—Mark A. Noll, author and Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

Dr. Clyde S. Kilby  (1902–1986) was a Professor of English at Wheaton College and founder of the Marion E. Wade Center, a research center including a collection of materials by Inklings authors.

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