Richard Brauer, Professor Emeritus, Valparaiso University, 'Word and Image'

Art for Worship Recommended Reading-Bibliography

Brown, Frank Burch.  Good Taste, Bad Taste, and Christian Taste:  Aesthetics in Religious Life.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2000.

Chinn, Nancy:  Spaces for Spirit:  Adorning the Church.  Archdiocese of Chicago:  Liturgy Training Publications, 1998.

Christopherson, D. Foy.  A Place of Encounter:  Renewing Worship Spaces.  Minneapolis, MN:  Augsburg, 2004.

Crowley, Eileen D.  Liturgical Art for a Media Culture.  Collegeville MN: Liturgical Press, 2007

Dyrness, William A.  A Primer on Christian Worship. Grand Rapids: Erdmann Publishing Co., 2009.

Dyrness, William A.  Reformed Theology and Visual Culture:  The Protestant Imagination from Calvin to Edwards. Cambridge, UK:  Cambridge University Press, 2004. 

Dyrness, William A.  Senses of the Soul:  Art and the Visual in Christian Worship.  Eugene OR:  Cascade Books, 2008

Dyrness, William A.  Visual Faith:  Art, Theology, and Worship in Dialogue.   Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001.

Gonzalez-Andrieu, Cecilia.  Bridge to Wonder:  Art as a Gospel of Beauty.Waco, TX:  Baylor University Press, 2012.

Kapikian, Catherine.  Art in Service of the Sacred.  Nashville:  Abington Press, 2006.

Philippart, David, Editor.  Clothed in Glory:  Vesting the Church.  Archdiocese of Chicago:  Liturgy Training Publications, 1997

L’Engle, Madeleine:  Walking of Water:  Reflections on Faith and Art:  Colorado Springs, CO: Waterbrook Press, 1972

Marty, Martin E. October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World. Paraclete Press, 2016

Morgan, David.  Visual Piety:  A History and Theory of Popular Religious Images.  Berkeley and Los Angles, CA:  University of California Press, 1998

Ozment, Steven The Serpent and The Lamb:  Cranach, Luther and the Making of The Reformation.  New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 2011

Schaeffer, Francis A.  The Mark of the Christian.  Downer’s Grove:  Inter-Varsity Press, 1970

Siedell, Daniel A.  God in the Gallery:  A Christian Embrace of Modern Art.  Grand Rapids:  Baker Academic, 2008

Wolfram, William R. Regarding the Cross. Center for Liturgical Art, 2005

Fine Art Images in Books

Phiadon Press Series:  Paintings, fine Art spanning 2000 years, related to the Annunciation, Last Supper, Crucifixion, and Descent (from the Cross).

Annunciation.  London:  Phiadon Press, Ltd., 2000.

Last Supper.  London:  Phiadon Press, Ltd., 2000.

Crucifixion.  London:  Phiadon Press, Ltd., 2000.

Descent.  London:  Phiadon Press, Ltd., 2000.