Thinking About the Visual Arts and the Bible

by Scott D. Young

The church has been conflicted over the centuries about its relationship to images. The evangelical expression of Christianity has often adopted a suspicious and, occasionally, hostile attitude toward the visual arts. “Arts and the Bible” — a class required of Biola’s art majors — investigates the history of these positions and provides theological affirmation for students’ involvement in the visual arts.

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Scott D. Young (’75) teaches art and sociology at Biola University and is a co-founder of the City of Angels Film Festival. He is also a campus minister with InterVarsity at the University of Southern California. He has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Biola and a Master’s of Divinity from Denver Seminary.

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