The Ministry of Vincent Van Gogh in Religion and Art surveys the historical venues where Van Gogh's life and work unfolded--Aldersgate, England, Amsterdam, Au Borinage, Antwerp, Asnieres-sur-Seine, Arles, Auvers-sur-Oise--culminating in an assessment of his legacy. Arguing that he is a painter-evangelist, a man of authentic religious calling, it demonstrates a novel thesis that theological spirituality is the genius of both his religious ministry and his art.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"One hopes readers will find or even join the figurative, spiritual journey on which this book thrives." --Martin Marty, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago
"It has been a pleasure to watch this wonderful work on Van Gogh unfold." --Cliff Edwards, author of Van Gogh and God, The Shoes of Van Gogh, and Mystery of the Night Cafe
Kenneth L. Vaux
Ken Vaux is Emeritus Professor of Theology at Garrett Seminary and the Graduate Faculty of Northwestern University. The research was accomplished while a guest scholar at Cambridge University, The Protestant Faculty of the Sorbonne, Paris, and Van Gogh centers in Antwerp and Amsterdam.