As regular readers know, I've been doing a lot of thinking about Christianity and art. Just this month my paper Death, Art and the Fall: A Terror Management Perspective on Christian Aesthetic Judgments appeared in the Journal of Psychology and Christianity. Some of that paper is abstracted in my recent post The Thomas Kinkade Effect.
So I was excited to find out about the project by Makoto Fujimura (h/t Ben Myers and Alan Jacobs) to illuminate the four gospels in commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible. If you are interested in the interface of Christianity and art, go to Fujimura's website and watch the video about the project. During the video Fujimura offers some of the best theology I've heard in quite a long time:
Art is always transgressive. What I always say is, we need to transgress in love. We, today, have a language that celebrates waywardness. But we do not have a language, a cultural language, to bring people back home.A PDF of the bible (the first couple of chapters of Matthew) can be found here. Check it out. It's beautiful. The bible can be purchased from the publisher here and from Amazon here.