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Art, Material Culture, and Lived Religion  

David Morgan

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
This chapter discusses how the rise of interest in the materiality of religions that has taken place in the last twenty years or so has tended to focus on popular media, everyday life, and ... More

Art, Morality, and Justice  

John W. de Gruchy

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
This article examines visual art and its relationship with morality and justice. It first considers justice-related ethical issues raised by the relationship between art and morality, ... 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

Creativity at the Intersection of art and Religion  

Deborah J. Haynes

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
What does creativity mean in the study of the arts and religious traditions? In discussing this question, the chapter begins with general definitions of creativity and the creative process, ... More

Film and Video as Ways of Being Religious  

Robert K. Johnston

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
This chapter traces the development of religion and film studies, tracking its growth from early biblically-themed shorts prior to World War I to today’s expansive theological/religious ... More

Millennium, Apocalypse, and American Popular Culture  

Douglas E. Cowan

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article deals with predominant trends in the construction of apocalyptic visions in the West. Americans being the best at absorbing and reacting to simulated perceptions of apocalypse, ... More

One Bible, Two Preachers: Patchwork Sermons and Sacred Art in the American South  

Carol Crown

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article examines how two Southern vernacular artists — one working in the late 19th century and the other at the end of the 20th — responded to the Bible, what they took from it, and ... More

Visual Arts as Ways of Being Religious  

Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
Every world religion has an attitude(s) toward the visual arts that can be categorized as being either iconic, aniconic, iconoclastic, or variations thereof. This chapter considers the ... More

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