“It seems to me that many Christians are aesthetically poverty-stricken more from ignorance and fear than from ill-will. Some are antagonistic to art and literature because they have only met paintings and novels distributed by a secular, sophisticated elite or interpreted by self-righteous philistines. But there is a third alternative: meet the arts – music, dance, sculpture, architecture – and literature as a mandated gift from the Lord, which some men and women suppress in unrighteousness, some bury in a napkin in a hole in the ground, and some receive and trade to make the Lord God smile. “

(Excerpt taken from 1976 Preface to A Christian Crititique of Art & Literature by Calvin Seerveld, Toronto Tuppence Press, 1995, pp. xvi)

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