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Bearing Fresh Olive Leaves: Alternative Steps in Understanding (Hardcover)
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Bearing Fresh Olive Leaves: Alternative Steps in Understanding (Hardcover)

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What does it mean for Christians today to be obedient to God in making and performing, recording and supporting, evaluating and understanding the arts? Seasoned guidelines by a key Christian thinker and teacher of philosophical aesthetics. 


Seerveld's Bearing Fresh Olive Leaves is written out of a passionate concern for the isolation of the Christian artist and out of a desire to stir the vision of the wider Christian community to make space for the artists in their midst. As his own olive branch, Scerveld extends his practical wisdom on how to move forward

John Walford, Professor of Art History, Wheaton College, Illinois. 


Few have done as much in the last twenty years as Calvin Seerveld to put the arts firmly on the agenda of the Church. He has refused to let us off the intellectual hook, insisting that we press the implications of the Gospel into every corner of the arts world. 

Jeremy Begbie, Theology Through the Arts Project, University of Cambridge. 


Bearing Fresh Olive Leaves is Vintage Seerveld. It is a passionate and biblical plea for Christians to take the arts as seriously as they would other gifts of God, not as a mere tool for evangelism but as an authentic expression of human life in a broken yet redeemed world.

Adrienne Chaplin, Professor of Philosophical  Aesthetics, Institute of Christian Studies, Toronto.


Calvin Seerveld is a Founder Member and Senior Member Emeritus at the Institute of Christian Studies, Toronto. He has encouraged scores of Christians to understand and love the arts, and continues to have an active world-wide speaking and teaching ministry.


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