Styles and Stages of Faith and Art II: Practicing Christianity Artfully

Frank Burch Brown

in Good Taste, Bad Taste, & Christian Taste

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780195158724
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849567 | DOI:
Styles and Stages of Faith and Art II: Practicing Christianity Artfully

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Because Protestant Christians are sensitive about issues on salvation by grace through faith, they tend to become discriminating in measuring one's development in terms of Christian maturity or “progress”. Protestants have encouraged Christian education not only through Sunday schools but also through showing their support through higher education institutions. Nonetheless, we observe that Protestants are relatively unenthusiastic about a concrete plan that would promote spiritual growth. Generally, there are several different forms of vocations that Christians may adopt and they may adopt these artfully by incorporating skill, taste, aesthetics, and other such measures in various aspects of their Christian life.

Keywords: Protestant Christians; Christian maturity; progress; artful adoption; vocation

Chapter.  9036 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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