Art + Faith Book Study

January 27, 2022 12:00 AM

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We will meet in the Large Fellowship Hall (the hall adjacent to Fr. Amend Hall) for 10 Thursdays (starting Jan. 27th) from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Everyone participating must purchase the book prior to our first meeting. Follow the link in this post to purchase your copy TODAY. If you have any questions, please contact James Kibby (phone: (716)831-1777 ext. 20) (email: kibbyjr@gmail.com). Due to the current COVID climate, masks will be required to attend.

To sign-up click here.

To purchase your copy of Art + Faith click here.

Here is more about the book we are studying:

"Conceived over thirty years of painting and creating in his studio, this book is Makoto Fujimura’s broad and deep exploration of creativity and the spiritual aspects of "making." What he does in the studio is theological work as much as it is aesthetic work. In between pouring precious, pulverized minerals onto handmade paper to create the prismatic, refractive surfaces of his art, he comes into the quiet space in the studio, in a discipline of awareness, waiting, prayer, and praise.

Ranging from the Bible to T. S. Eliot, and from Mark Rothko to Japanese Kintsugi technique, he shows how unless we are making something, we cannot know the depth of God's being and God's grace permeating our lives. This poignant and beautiful book offers the perspective of, in Christian Wiman's words, "an accidental theologian," one who comes to spiritual questions always through the prism of art."