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Art Needs No Justification

By: Hans Rookmaaker
Narrated by: Seth Trey
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In this brief treatise, Professor Rookmaaker explores the value of art in the Kingdom of God. He asks, what is the God-given purpose of our talents? What of those talents whose only contribution is beauty? He insightfully examines the spiritual crisis in current art, the effect of a meaning vacuum on art and society as a whole. He admonishes Christian artists (and us all) to "weep, pray, think, and work" as our means of seeking the Kingdom of God, and his encouragement kindles our spirits and moves us, in our art, whatever our art, to do the truth.


All music (in order of appearance):

  • Jelly Roll Morton, "Kansas City Stomps", Biltmore, 1923
  • King Oliver and His Creole Jazz Band feat. Louis Armstrong, "High Society", "Snake Rag", "Chattanooga Stomp"

Used in the public domain and downloaded from Internet Archive (, 04/10/2022.

©2010 Marleen Hengelaar (P)2022 Seth Trey

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