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detail from the front cover of Plough Quarterly 18: The Art of Community

Plough Quarterly No. 18: The Art of Community

Autumn 2018

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front cover of Plough Quarterly 18: The Art of Community

About This Issue

These days criticism of art – whether visual, musical, or literary – is often marked by a suspicion of beauty. What happened to the belief that the creativity of the artist reflects the creativity of the Maker of heaven and earth, and that art can therefore be a channel for divine truth? Anyone who has joined with others to sing Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion or stood before a painting by Raphael or Chagall can attest to this. At such moments, art binds people together. This issue of Plough focuses on art that leads to such community: through theater, painting, music, and the objects and architecture of everyday life. And while art fosters community, building community is itself a work of creativity.