Visual Faith: Art, Theology and Worship in Dialogue

by William A. Dyrness. Baker Academic, 2001.

This resource examines the relationship between the church and visual imagery, introducing a history and theology of the subject while providing a practical discussion on making and looking at art.


history of imagery in faith, theology and philosophy related to art and faith, making and looking at art

Best For

Christian clergy, lay leaders, and artists


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Implement art into your congregation by learning how to look at and examine art.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between art and the church by studying the history of imagery in faith.

About the Contributor

Beth Booram

Beth Booram is the co-founder and director of Fall Creek Abbey, an urban retreat center in Indianapolis dedicated to “renewing the contemplative spirit.” In addition, she is a trained spiritual director and author of several books including When Faith Becomes Sight. Beth worked for five years on contract as a resource consultant with the Center for Congregations. 


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