By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director As I write this, we are currently in the time (September–October) of Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles. It’s something that many Christians may not be aware of (I had never heard of it until I visited Israel in the month of October many years ago). I happen to live … Continue reading God with Us: A Beautiful Reminder from The Complete Jewish Study Bible
Working at a Christian publishing house definitely has its perks. Besides the wonderful feeling that comes with being part of a team that makes books for a living, sometimes certain projects come along that really feel special. The Complete Jewish Study Bible is one of those projects. What is The Complete Jewish Study Bible? It’s … Continue reading Join our Complete Jewish Study Bible reading club and get a FREE e-book!
Hendrickson has the exciting opportunity to interview Kevin Brown, the author of Designed for Good. Designed for Good is a study of classical virtue ethics from a Christian perspective. This book shows Christians that their faith contains resources to help them recover the idea of virtue in the face of our modern moral bewilderment. 1. What … Continue reading What is Virtue and What Does It Have to Do with Me? — Q&A with Kevin Brown
Read John Mark Miller’s (Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts, Dallas Baptist University) review of Putting Art (Back) in Its Place!
For more information about Putting Art (Back) in Its Place, feel free to read this Q&A with the author John Skillen, read this article that Skillen wrote for the Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) quarterly magazine SEEN, or visit our website!
“A visually-oriented culture needs a visually-oriented church if it is to evangelize effectively and to give the congregation a culturally up-to-date experience.” – John E. Skillen
From the beginning, great art has always been inspired by religion and religious ceremonies have been greatly enhanced through worshipful art. It is a relationship which simply makes sense, since taking the gifts God has given us and offering them back to Him is the very definition of worship. Strangely enough, however, we have begun to fall away from this union in recent years. Now, there are those who fear allowing quality art back into the church, fretting that this may draw attention away from God.
In his book, Putting Art (Back) In Its Place, John E. Skillen examines the historical relationship between art and worship and makes a solid case for bringing art and the church together once more. As a specialist…
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Hendrickson had the pleasure of interviewing John Skillen about his new book Putting Art (Back) in Its Place. In Putting Art (Back) in its Place, Skillen offers readers a compelling call to foster a vibrant culture of the arts by restoring and cultivating active and respectful relationships among artists, patrons, scholars, communities and the art they create. The … Continue reading Q & A with the Author of Putting Art (Back) in Its Place
Read John Kight’s review of the Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity Vol. 3 (I-N)!
The landscape of specialized biblical and theological dictionaries produces continual growth year-by-year. These dictionaries generally boast a more focused intention on content and tend to provide a more unique product as an end goal. The level of usefulness of these dictionaries can vary greatly depending on the academic or personal interest of the individual. However, because of the unique quality of such works the price-point is generally out of reach for the average consumer—especially for a multi-volume work like that being reviewed here. The intersection of such usefulness and availability is tellingly rare in this distinctive reference genre, and thus when it is clearly observed attention should be widely merited.
The Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity (DDL) edited by Edwin M. Yamauchi and Marvin R. Wilson is a recent multi-volume dictionary series that is certain to offer itself as a benefit to many. At present, three…
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Mythlore—the scholarly, peer-reviewed journal published by the Mythopoeic Society that focuses on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and the genres of myth and fantasy—has just published a review of Marsha Daigle-Williamson’s Reflecting the Eternal: Dante’s Divine Comedy in the Novels of C.S. Lewis. Here is a small snippet: “Although others have … Continue reading An “important and groundbreaking work” for C.S. Lewis scholars and readers
By Tirzah Frank, Assistant Editor As noted in my previous posts on Rosh-HaShanah and Yom Kippur, I’m an editorial assistant at Hendrickson Publishers, and I’m reading through (and reporting on) The Complete Jewish Study Bible’s topical articles about the three upcoming Jewish holidays. Sukkot is the third and final holiday. Its practice is interesting and … Continue reading How Sukkot Can Help Christians Appreciate Jesus More
In this special series, we are releasing the cover designers’ exclusive musings on their creations. In hearing their thoughts, we hope the depth and creativity behind the covers bursts forth, bringing a new light to the face of Hendrickson’s books. Written by Maria Poulopoulos, the cover designer of Green Dolphin Street: Elizabeth Goudge’s novel, Green … Continue reading About Green Dolphin Street‘s Whimsical Cover