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« on: February 13, 2014, 02:19:48 AM »

I am interested in seeing a list of Artists, Novelists, Songwriters, Painters, Filmmakers, etc . . . who are Orthodox Christians.

People must be active/well-known enough for me to somehow be able to access/experience their work.
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 11:50:07 AM »

I should add, I'm interested in LIVING or recently passed culture-makers of these sorts.  Is there any kind of magazine or blog that explores culture from an Orthodox pov?
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 11:54:59 AM »

I am interested in seeing a list of Artists, Novelists, Songwriters, Painters, Filmmakers, etc . . . who are Orthodox Christians.

People must be active/well-known enough for me to somehow be able to access/experience their work.
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014, 12:32:56 PM »

 One of these fellas.

Allegedly, anyway.

Dunno if they still record music.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 12:36:37 PM »

There is a whole thread here: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,6733.0.html

You might have to slog through it to pick out the 'creatives' but its worth doing if you want a list.....
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 12:45:33 PM »

I'm hoping for active and committed Orthodox whose faith informs their art.
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014, 12:50:38 PM »

I'm hoping for active and committed Orthodox whose faith informs their art.


By that criteria you only have Icon writers...etc.....


Because even the Jonathan Jackson example, while great....he works on a Soap Opera....thats clearly not inspired or informed by his Faith. Wink


Another aside...unless you happen to go to Church with someone on the list, deciding who is 'active and committed' is going to be pretty hard....and I would not try that myself, for the simple fact it is judging someone else's piety.


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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2014, 12:59:31 PM »

There's always Tom Hanks. Wholesomest thing to hit Hollywood since Jimmy Stewart, or so they say. Wink
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2014, 01:22:37 PM »

The composer John Tavener was a convert to Orthodox Christianity whose art was inspired by Orthodoxy; he eventually branched out in different (religious) directions for inspiration, but said that he remained Orthodox as far as beliefs/affiliation.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn is another possibility, though I wonder to what extent his Orthodox Christianity inspired or informed his fiction and non-fiction. Perhaps a lot, but I haven't read enough of him to know for sure.

Jaroslav Pelikan, while perhaps not what you were looking for, was nonetheless more historian than theologian, so I figured I'd throw him in as someone inspired by Orthodoxy in his "art".  I assume philosophers (Swinburne, Hart) and philosopher-theologians (N. Lossky, Berdyaev) are a bit too far off from what you're asking about.

Also, there are quite a few novelists/writers mentioned in this thread, and this thread.
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2014, 01:43:13 PM »

Trey Spruance of Secret Chiefs 3. You can see their art, go their shows and find his interviews.
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2014, 02:40:31 PM »

Gennady Spirin, children's book illustrator.
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2014, 06:37:39 PM »

I thinki the OP framed his question in a way that at least in not such a distant past would have been quite foreign to someone living and creating in , say, Russia. Far from being a cure to "culture" "orthodox art" will only manage to further ghetto-ize and cult-ify the church whenever it's gonna be attempted as such.
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2014, 06:41:25 PM »

Hanson. All three of them.

Bah! Someone beat me to it.
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2014, 08:04:51 PM »

Hanson. All three of them.

Bah! Someone beat me to it.

Hanson's Aunt is a well-known Orthodox convert nun, now abbess, but I'm pretty sure they are not.
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2014, 08:15:50 PM »

Hanson. All three of them.

Bah! Someone beat me to it.

Hanson's Aunt is a well-known Orthodox convert nun, now abbess, but I'm pretty sure they are not.

Eh, they could pass for nuns.
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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2014, 08:19:49 PM »

I thinki the OP framed his question in a way that at least in not such a distant past would have been quite foreign to someone living and creating in , say, Russia. Far from being a cure to "culture" "orthodox art" will only manage to further ghetto-ize and cult-ify the church whenever it's gonna be attempted as such.

While I can see how my brief original post can be easily understood in this manner I actually am not interested in Orthodox artists who are simply producing art for the Orthodox.  I am interested in examples of novelists, painters, filmmakers etc who are active in their fields and are committed Orthodox.  I am NOT looking for the Orthodox version of the following:


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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2014, 08:29:13 PM »

Fitting that Left Behind should come up as an X for me.  police
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