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Author: Calvin Seerveld; Craig G Bartholomew
Publisher: Carlisle, U.K. : Piquant ; Toronto : Tuppence Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A selection of lectures and articles by Calvin Seerveld, edited by Craig Bartholomew, on topics as diverse as art, education, daily working life, song, dance, philosophy and reading the Bible. With an introduction to the thought of Seerveld by Bartholomew and an autobiographical 'vignette' by Seerveld himself. The sheer creativity, panache, godly wisdom and humour of Seerveld, and the breathtaking scope of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Meditations
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Calvin Seerveld; Craig G Bartholomew
ISBN: 0919071066 9780919071063 0953575780 9780953575787
OCLC Number: 45045193
Notes: "A Calvin Seerveld reader"--Cover.
Description: xi, 411 p. : ill., ports., music ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Hearing the Bible. Reading the Bible at home as a family --
The gospel of creation --
Psalm 30 and Ephesians 5:15-20 --
Reform needed in the church on sensing God's holiness and our sin --
1989 : in the year of our Lord's forgiveness --
Glory to God or Christmas? --
Christmas means Lord of the angels and kids playing in the street --
Psalm 115 --
Meditation : singing Psalm 137 --
pt. 2. Philosophy. A note on a school of thought and disciples --
A note on philosophy at the Free University of Amsterdam --
Philosophy as schooled memory --
Philosophising beauty --
Philosophical historiography --
A Christian tin-can theory of the human creature --
pt. 3. Education. What makes a college Christian? --
A Reformed Christian college --
In quest of excellence --
Perspective for our Christian colleges --
Culture objectives for the Christian teacher --
Test the spirits --
The Christian school in American democracy --
The umbrella over Trinity Christian College --
The cross of scholarly cultural power --
The pertinence of the gospel of creation for Christian education --
A cloud of witnesses and a new generation --
pt. 4. Work and daily life. Christian workers, unite! --
Labour : a burning bush? --
The rub to Christian organisation--
or Christian camel-drivers unite? --
The meaning of silence for daily life and Sunday evenings --
pt. 5. Arts and the aesthetic. Art : temptation to sin or testimony of grace --
Human responses to art : good, bad and indifferent --
A Christian view of aesthetics --
A way to go in the problem of defining 'aesthetic' --
Christian art --
A generation of the arts before and after 1984 --
Comic relief to Christian art --
Cal looks at Nick : a response to Nicholas Wolterstorff's Art in action --
Affairs of the art : review of Art in question --
The Christian encounters censorship, obscenity and sex --
Mennonite art : the insider as outsider --
'Lenten emblems' by Gerald Folkerts --
Kurelek art : preaching in the footnotes --
Diego Rivera's art : worth respectful attention --
pt. 6. Bible songs and dance. Songs to sing standing up --
A note on the liturgical dance used with the Sunday exhortations on Ecclesiastes --
A Bible song from Micah 6:8 --
Miriam's song of victory with dance, Exodus 15;1-18 --
The song of Deborah, Judges 5 --
The resourceful woman song, Proverbs 31:10-31 --
A Christmas carol, Isaiah 11:1-10.
Responsibility: edited by Craig Bartholomew ; with an introductory essay by Craig Bartholomew and Gideon Strauss.

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A selection of lectures and articles by Calvin Seerveld, edited by Craig Bartholomew, on topics as diverse as art, education, daily working life, song, dance, philosophy and reading the Bible. With an introduction to the thought of Seerveld by Bartholomew and an autobiographical 'vignette' by Seerveld himself. The sheer creativity, panache, godly wisdom and humour of Seerveld, and the breathtaking scope of his knowledge and interests, are clearly shown in these diverse articles and lectures, not available elsewhere. Calvin Seerveld sparkles as a foundational Christian teacher and thinker in pursuit of common-sense daily godliness.

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