CULTURAL PROBLEMS IN WESTERN SOCIETY
These eight lectures explore the unfavorable conditions in which European society and its Christian artists find themselves today. Seerveld masterfully locates current quandaries in the large time frame stretching from Ancient Greece to the present, all the while introducing normative alternatives that are biblically oriented. The artwork of mostly 20th century or contemporary artists that he includes exemplify the kind of redemptive, modern, Christian art Seerveld is advocating. For example: The Nero Malt artwork by Anselm Kiefer (1974)© puts the question to artists and cultural leaders: What are you painting and saying while cities of our world lie burning on the distant horizon, and fields nearby become blackened furrows?
Available March 2014
$ / ISBN 978-1-940567-02-0 / paperback