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The Humble Creative
Moral Vice & the Pursuit of Flourishing Creativity
Open any other book on creativity, and you will hear the clichéd rallying cries of current creative culture: Be True to Yourself! This book is different.
Examining the current creative culture, The Humble Creative argues that creativity can easily become disordered by vices that Christianity has long understood, but most have forgotten; vices such as vainglory, envy, sloth, anger, lust of the eyes, greed, and pride.
The Humble Creative integrates the long-held Christian understanding of moral vice with creativity, providing an accessible exploration of individual vices and their role in disordering creativity—ultimately offering exercises for moral and creative formation.
Written in an accessible way, this book explores the stories of several individuals whose creativity have become disordered by vice, introducing the reader to the often overlooked relationship between the moral character of the creative and the successful pursuit of flourishing creativity.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
“Drawing together cultural analysis, student narratives, theological reflection, and spiritual formation...this is an important and readable book for our times!"
J. RYAN LISTER
Director of Discipleship
"Our World puts a high price on creativity today - but what is often sold in this exchange is the soul of the creative. This is why this is such an important project!"
Artists in Christian Testimony, Intl.
"We finally have a biblical perspective providing theological and practical insight on the arts and their practitioners. This book is a masterpiece!"
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