Friday, June 08, 2007

The Author and Inspiration of Creativity

"It is not only Christians who can paint with beauty, nor for that matter only Christians who can love or who have creative stirrings. Even though the image is now contorted, people are made in the image of God. This is who people are, whether or not they know or acknowledge it. God is the great Creator, and part of the unique mannishness of man, as made in God's image, is creativity. Thus, man as man paints, shows creativity in science and engineering, and so on. Such activity does not require a special impulse from God, and it does not mean that people are not alienated from God and do not need the work of Christ to return to God. It does mean that man as man, in contrast to non-man, is creative."

- Francis A. Schaeffer, How Should We Then Live?, Ch. 4

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2 comments:

Master piece in India said...

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Bennett said...

So you are reading it then? Or have read it? It is a really good book that really needs a contemporary follow-up. There's probably one out there somewhere waiting to be discovered. Or written.

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