Peters’ Review of Begbie Book Published in Christian Century

Aug 20, 2019

Once considered separate realms, there has been a reawakening of interest in a dialogue between theology and the arts, according to Professor of Music Mark Peters, Ph.D., in his recent review of Jeremy S. Begbie’s latest book.

In reviewing A Peculiar Orthodoxy, Reflections on Theology and the Arts, published in “The Christian Century,” Peters explores the collection of nine essays  by Begbie, who is Thomas A. Langford Distinguished Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School.

According to the Peters, “Begbie’s clearly structured arguments draw on a vast body of literature in a wide range of disciplines. Readers will benefit from deep engagement with each of the chapters.” Peters looks particularly closely at two of the chapters: “Room of One’s Own? Music, Space, and Freedom” and “The Holy Spirit at Work in the Arts: Learning from George Herbert.”