God and the Sacredness of Art from the Perspective of Worship

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Iacob Coman

Pentecostal Theological Institute of Bucharest

Date Written: April 29, 2016

Abstract

When talking about sacredness, in general, and about the sacredness of art, in particular, the problem of morality intervenes from a biblical perspective. This is because whenever we have to do with the artistic sacredness, we have to do with an election through which we switch from worshiping God to something else entirely. In the present research we will try to put the scientific–dogmatic basis on the issue of the above. Without claiming to solve the problem, we will emphasize, however, some nuances trying to take into account both the artistic vocation and the artistic intention, both the vocation of the artist and the artist’s intention.

Keywords: artistic sacredness, idolatry, artistic vocation, artistic purpose, holiness

Suggested Citation

Coman, Iacob, God and the Sacredness of Art from the Perspective of Worship (April 29, 2016). Proceedings of Harvard Square Symposium: The Future of Knowledge, Volume 1, p. 195–212, April 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2986521 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2986521

Iacob Coman (Contact Author)

Pentecostal Theological Institute of Bucharest ( email )

Bucharest
Romania

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