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Artistic Imagination and Religious Faith  

Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
The central role of the imagination in theology and religion has often been neglected by theologians. The chapter considers how the imagination and, in particular, artistic imagination, ... More

The Bible and Iconography  

Albert C. Labriola

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
In line with its Greek etymology, ‘iconography’ refers to all forms of visual images, including any material means of artistic representation. Religious iconography typically refers to ... More

Elihu's Spiritual Sensation: William Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job  

Emma Mason

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article explores Blake's reading of the Book of Job as a transformative text that shifts and changes meaning through its affective reception by readers. While the Enlightenment ... More

Gender, Imagery, and Religious Imagination  

Margaret M. Miles

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
In the field of Religion and Art, gender plays an important role in developing methods for the analysis of artworks in relation to the cultures and societies in which they were created. ... More

Hinduism—Aesthetics, Drama, and Poetics  

Sunthar Visuvalingam

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
Distinguishing between “religious” and “secular” in terms of activity (worship), setting (temple), content (deities), intent (edification) is problematic in Hinduism, whose aesthetics ... More

Modernism  

Cleo McNelly Kearns

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Mar 2009
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Sep 2009
While a literary and critical modernism seems on the surface independent of and at times oblivious to theological modernism, the modernist stances taken by major twentieth-century artists ... More

Narrative Ways of Being Religious  

David Jasper

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
The story is fundamental in human life. As plot, narrative may embrace that which is finally mysterious, such as we find within the biblical narratives of Genesis and in the ... More

Postmodernism  

Kevin Hart

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Mar 2009
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Sep 2009
Any general consideration of postmodernism must begin with more than a ritual bow to Jean-François Lyotard, whose The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge extended and accelerated ... More

The Religious Sublime  

Vijay Mishra

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
The religious sublime is a key concept in our understanding of the relationship between humans and God. Historically the sublime had a deep connection with religion but it underwent ... More

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