29. Dezember 2002

Image - Immer einen Besuch wert
»Image« heißt ein Journal of the Arts and Religion, das auf seiner Webseite zwar nur wenig von seinem Volltext bringt, aber dafür durchaus Lesenswertes. So zum Beispiel die Editorials von Greg Wolfe (Bsp: »Please touch«) oder die Werke christlicher Künstler.

Seine »Vision« spricht amerikanisch-unbefangen von der Verantwortung der Christen für die Kultur ihres Landes:
"This is the context out of which Image has emerged. Living as we do in a fragmented society, the need for cultural renewal is greater than at any time in our history. Despite the rise of secularism, America remains a religious nation, and it is ultimately in religious vision that healing and renewal are to be found.
Unfortunately, many Christians have allowed themselves to become so estranged from contemporary culture that they have essentially given up any hope of influencing the artists who will create the visual images, stories, and music that shape our time.
Few Christians have applied the concept of “stewardship” to culture itself. While it has been natural for Christians to see themselves as stewards of natural resources, or wealth, or the institutional church, there has been little sense of stewardship over our national culture.
Image speaks with equal force and relevance to the secular culture and to the church. By finding fresh ways for the imagination to embody religious truth and religious experience, Image challenges believers and nonbelievers alike."

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