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Aesthetics and the Arts in Relation to Natural Theology

Frank Burch Brown.

in The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

January 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Subjects in Art. 8310 words.

This chapter examines the significance of aesthetics and the arts to natural theology, first discussing ways that natural theology can circumvent the evident religiosity of certain kinds of...

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Artistic Imagination and Religious Faith

Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Subjects in Art; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Studies. 6655 words.

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,...

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The Arts

Roger Lundin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology

December 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity; Religious Subjects in Art. 7460 words.

Whether we are trying to judge issues of immediate interest or fathom matters of long-standing concern, history gives us the key for understanding the complex and often tangled relationship...

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Beauty and Divinity

Patrick Sherry.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Subjects in Art; Philosophy of Religion. 6669 words.

Beauty is probably the least considered of God’s attributes nowadays. After looking at the Biblical, Platonic, and Patristic roots of the topic, the chapter discusses briefly a few modern...

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Beauty and Sublimity

Ross Wilson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Theology and Modern European Thought

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Subjects in Art. 8117 words.

This chapter explores the relation of ‘modern’ and ‘secular’ aesthetics to the theological forebears from which it is apparently radically distinct, and investigates the lingering...

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Christ in Cinema

Robert Barron.

in The Oxford Handbook of Christology

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity; Religious Subjects in Art. 7241 words.

A Christ figure in film illumines a theological dimension of the person of Jesus. The Christ figure in Babette’s Feast is a French Chef, Babette. The feast which she provides at great cost...

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Eschatology in Fine Art

Heidi J. Hornik.

in The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Subjects in Art. 9405 words.

This article discusses eschatology in fine art, focusing primarily on Christian eschatology during the medieval and Renaissance periods. When one thinks of eschatology in the field of art...

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Eschatology in Fine Art

Heidi J. Hornik.

in The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Subjects in Art. 9407 words.

This article discusses eschatology in fine art, focusing primarily on Christian eschatology during the medieval and Renaissance periods. When one thinks of eschatology in the field of art...

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Images in Natural Theology

Kristóf Nyíri.

in The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

January 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Subjects in Art. 7273 words.

This chapter discusses the connection of images to natural theology, demonstrating how images fulfil an essential role in revealed religions and examining the role of images at the level of...

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Millennium, Apocalypse, and American Popular Culture

Douglas E. Cowan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism

October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Studies; Religious Subjects in Art. 8107 words.

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,...

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