Three Functions of Arts in Theological Education

Wolterstorff, Nicholas. "Three Functions of Arts in Theological Education," Theological Education 31, no.1 (Autumn 1994): 97-100.

In response to articles by Cook and Miles, the author argues for three ways art functions in theological education: 1) teaching students how to appropriate works of art with great theological significance; 2) teaching students critical skills in discerning the interlocking practices of creating, performing and appropriating art works, and; 3) allowing works of art to serve as "data" for the theological enterprise.(RG)