theatre christianity

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theatre   christianity

Author: Elizabeth Schafer

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1352005581

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The Theatre and Christian Parents

But the decency and morality of the American stage are conventional names .
They are light coats of varnish over a great deal that , from the view of Christianity
, is both immoral and indecent . Let us drop the opéra bouffe — that poisonous ...

The Theatre and Christian Parents

Author: Maurice Francis Egan

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Backgrounds of Early Christianity

The masks worn by actors for their different roles became the symbol for the
stage, often decorating theatres and Dionysiac altars and identifying actors in
statuary and inscriptions. The plays performed in the theater became a metaphor
for life ...

Backgrounds of Early Christianity

Author: Everett Ferguson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802822215

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New to this expanded & updated edition are revisions of Ferguson's original material, updated bibliographies, & a fresh dicussion of first century social life, the Dead Sea Scrolls & much else.

The Idea of the Theater in Latin Christian Thought

CHAPTER TWO Transmission and Transformation Liturgical Allegory and the
Idea of Theater as Christianity t o o k institutional hold in Western Europe,
churches, monasteries, ceremonies, iconography, and texts began to create
distinctly ...

The Idea of the Theater in Latin Christian Thought

Author: Donnalee Dox

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472025155

Page: 204

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"Through well-informed and nuanced readings of key documents from the fourth through fourteenth centuries, this book challenges historians' long-held beliefs about how concepts of Greco-Roman theater survived the fall of Rome and the Middle Ages, and contributed to the dramatic triumphs of the Renaissance. Dox's work is a significant contribution to the history of ideas that will change forever the standard narrative of the birth and development of theatrical activity in medieval Europe." ---Margaret Knapp, Arizona State University "...an elegantly concise survey of the way classical notions of theater have been interpreted in the Latin Middle Ages. Dox convincingly demonstrates that far from there being a single 'medieval' attitude towards theater, there was in fact much debate about how theater could be understood to function within Christian tradition, even in the so-called 'dark ages' of Western culture. This book makes an innovative contribution to studies of the history of the theater, seen in terms of the history of ideas, rather than of practice." ---Constant Mews, Director, Centre for the Study of Religion & Theology, University of Monash, Australia "In the centuries between St. Augustine and Bartholomew of Bruges, Christian thought gradually moved from a brusque rejection of classical theater to a progressively nuanced and positive assessment of its value. In this lucidly written study, Donnalee Dox adds an important facet to our understanding of the Christian reaction to, and adaptation of, classical culture in the centuries between the Church Fathers and the rediscovery of Aristotle." ---Philipp W. Rosemann, University of Dallas This book considers medieval texts that deal with ancient theater as documents of Latin Christianity's intellectual history. As an exercise in medieval historiography, this study also examines biases in modern scholarship that seek links between these texts and performance practices. The effort to bring these texts together and place them in their intellectual contexts reveals a much more nuanced and contested discourse on Greco-Roman theater and medieval theatrical practice than has been acknowledged. The book is arranged chronologically and shows the medieval foundations for the Early Modern integration of dramatic theory and theatrical performance. The Idea of the Theater in Latin Christian Thought will be of interest to theater historians, intellectual historians, and those who work on points of contact between the European Middle Ages and Renaissance. The broad range of documents discussed (liturgical treatises, scholastic commentaries, philosophical tracts, and letters spanning many centuries) renders individual chapters useful to philosophers, aestheticians, and liturgists as well as to historians and historiographers. For theater historians, this study offers an alternative reading of familiar texts which may alter our understanding of the emergence of dramatic and theatrical traditions in the West. Because theater is rarely considered as a component of intellectual projects in the Middle Ages, this study opens a new topic in the writing of medieval intellectual history.

The Gospel Triumphant Or a Defence of Christianity Against the Attacks of the Socialists and an Exposure of the Infidel Characters and Mischievous Tendency of the Social System of R Owen Containing the Substance of His Lectures on the Subject in Newcastle on Tyne Etc

Among those that were destined to no other end but sport and pastime , their
theatres and amphitheatres deserve to be noticed first : One of the most
extravagant buildings of this description , was erected by Scaurus , during his
Edileship .

The Gospel Triumphant  Or  a Defence of Christianity Against the Attacks of the Socialists  and an Exposure of the Infidel Characters and Mischievous Tendency of the Social System of R  Owen     Containing the Substance of His Lectures on the Subject  in Newcastle on Tyne  Etc

Author: Joseph BARKER (Preacher.)

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Shakespeare in the Theatre

that a Christian is no better than a Jew, he forgets that Christianity, in its original
conception and purpose, forbade the individual to prey on his fellow-creatures;
and this is the Christianity which Antonio practises. Finally it is the intention of the
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Shakespeare in the Theatre

Author: William Poel

Publisher: Good Press

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"Shakespeare in the Theatre" by William Poel. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Christianity and the African Imagination

CHAPTER TWO AFRICA AS THE THEATRE OF CHRISTIAN ENGAGEMENT
WITH ISLAM IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY Andrew F. Walls The nineteenth -
century encounter between Europe and India was notable for the long and close
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Christianity and the African Imagination

Author: Adrian Hastings

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004116689

Page: 421

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The book charts Christianity s advance in Africa, exploring how African agents (priests, prophets, martyrs, missionaries) made the religion their own. It shows Christianity empowering Africans, through faith, to deal with concerns for health and wealth, and overcoming evil. It demonstrates how Christianity captured the African imagination.

American Theatre

The swearing and the dancing , certainly , are issues that conservative Christian
artists must confront , however they choose to resolve them , if they go to work in
the theatre , and they are issues for audiences , too . " It ' s an odd place for a ...

American Theatre

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ThirdWay

All part of the thinking behind the title Upstream for a young pioneering theatre
company set up by Christians, professional actors eager to show collectively in
their work a vibrancy and life which refuses to yield to the pressures and currents
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ThirdWay

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Monthly current affairs magazine from a Christian perspective with a focus on politics, society, economics and culture.

History of Christian Ethics

I. History of Christian Ethics Before the Reformation Christoph Ernst Luthardt ...
With great emphasis the Church turned itself against the shows and plays , partly
because of their connection with idolatry , and partly on account of their immoral ...

History of Christian Ethics

Author: Christoph Ernst Luthardt

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Lectures Delivered Before the Young Men s Christian Association 1845 1846 1864 1865

authority , perhaps you may think a great deal of Sir Walter Scott ' s , who ,
although a defender of the stage , has recorded this , " that Christianity from its
first origin was inimical to the stage . ” Commencing , then , without further
preface , I ...

Lectures Delivered Before the Young Men s Christian Association  1845 1846  1864 1865

Author: Young Men's Christian Associations (London, England)

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The Christian treasury and missionary review

I shall never forget that check tickets , and bring back therefrom a mournful day . I
was under the necessity of frightful precocity in vice . For them the assisting to
enlarge the grave that had been theatre is the vestibule of the prison , as for
made ...

The Christian treasury  and missionary review

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History of the Theatre

Constantine ( emperor , 324 – 337 ) first made Christianity lawful , and in 393
Theodosius I made the profession of any religion other than Christianity unlawful
. After about 400 C . E . , therefore , some of the excesses of the theatre abated
and ...

History of the Theatre

Author: Oscar Gross Brockett

Publisher: Pearson College Division

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Page: 692

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Chronicles the evolution of the theater from its beginnings to the early twenty-first century, covering styles, creative and technical elements, and the theater's impact on society and culture. Focuses largely on Europe and the U.S. but also discusses Africa, Asia, Latin America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.