Video: Bruce Benson discusses Liturgy as a Way of Life

Introducing Liturgy as a Way of Life

Improvisation and Call & Response

We Are All Artists

Living Liturgy

Working from the biblical structure of call and response, philosopher Bruce Ellis Benson rethinks what it means to be artistic and recovers the ancient Christian idea of presenting oneself to God as a work of art. Rather than viewing art as practiced only by the few, Benson argues that we are all called by God to be artists. He reenvisions art as the very core of our being: we are God’s own art, and God calls us to improvise as living and growing works of art. Benson also examines the nature of liturgy and connects art and liturgy in a new way.

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  1. […] publication Liturgy as a Way of Life.  These videos, released by the publisher Baker Academic here, have me very briefly discussing the major themes of the book.  Improvisation, call & […]