Pastor Doug Wilson on the Arts in Culture

Posted by AJ Harbison at 1:21 pm

I don’t normally post things that don’t have to do with music in particular (this is The Listening Blog, after all), but Doug Wilson says some great things in this video that more people in our culture need to hear. He rightly describes how artists in former times were considered craftsmen rather than “lonely isolated artistes” in “capes and berets;” the lofty ideal of the artist as a human being living on some higher plane is a recent idea from the Romanticism of the 19th century (and many “artistes” would do well to realize it). And his illustration of Tolkien’s “leaf-mold of the mind,” and how great art can only come from a good education in the grounding of history, is another excellent point. Enjoy!

Ask Doug: Peter Hitchens and Art as Evangelism from Canon Wired on Vimeo.



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    Eleanor Harbison on 06.06.2010

    “We want our art reformations in the same way we want our ding-dongs.” Ha! I love the way Doug Wilson puts things into perspective. Thanks for sharing this video.

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