The Apologist: Dangerous Beauty (aka The Forbidden Woman)

Many seem to feel that the greater the art, the less we ought to be critical of its world-view. This we must reverse. —Francis Schaeffer, Art and the Bible

The Apologist: The Imago Dei and Art

Being in the image of the Creator, we are called upon to have creativity. We never find an animal, non-man, making a work of art. On the other hand, we never find men anywhere in the world or in any culture in the world who do not produce art. Creativity is a part of the distinction between man and non-man. All people are to some degree creative. Creativity is intrinsic to our ‘mannishness.’ —Francis Schaeffer, Art and the Bible

The Apologist: Matching Ugly for Ugly

These paintings, these poems, and these demonstrations which we have been talking about are the expressions of men who are struggling with their appalling lostness. Dare we laugh at such things? Dare we feel superior when we view their tortured expressions in their art? Christians should stop laughing and take such men seriously. Then we shall have the right to speak again to our generation. These men are dying while they live; yet where is our compassion for them? There is nothing more ugly than a Christian orthodoxy without understanding or without compassion. —Francis Schaeffer, The God Who is There