Performing the Sacred is a first-of-its-kind exploration of the intersection between theatre and theology. In a compelling dialogue between a theologian (Todd Johnson) and a stage artist (Dale Savidge), this insightful book revisits the rich history of theater throughout the ages, then paints a picture of its promising future while building bridges between the theatre and Christian communities.
Noting theater's reflection of important Christian themes such as incarnation and community, the writers show how theatre can engage viewers on political, social, religious, intellectual, emotional, and kinesthetic levels. In doing so Christians are encouraged to celebrate and embrace the dramatic stories of the human experience while engaging the dramatic accounts of God's people found in Scripture. A provocative and persuasive argument for live performance in a virtual world.