Reading List

Theological Aesthetics reading list:

Start here–

  • Art Needs No Justification by Hans R Rookmaaker
  • Art and the Bible (IVP Classics) by Francis A. Schaeffer
  • Art for God’s Sake: A Call to Recover the Arts by Philip Graham Ryken
  • For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts by W. David O. Taylor

Then read both:

  • Modern Art and the Death of a Culture by H. R. Rookmaaker
  • God in the Gallery: A Christian Embrace of Modern Art by Daniel A. Siedell

Additional reading…

  • The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Letters to a Diminished Church by Dorothy Sayers
  • Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling by Andy Crouch
  • The Liberated Imagination: Thinking Christianly About the Arts by Leland Ryken
  • The Christian Imagination: The Practice of Faith in Literature and Writing by Leland Ryken
  • Art in Action: Towards a Christian Aesthetic by Nicholas Wolterstorff
  • Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art, and Culture by Makoto Fujimura

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