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Aesthetics and Religion

Richard Viladesau.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Subjects in Art; Music and Religion; Religious Buildings. 9037 words.

A systematic consideration of the multiple relationships between aesthetics and religion demands a sorting-out of concepts and issues. “Aesthetics” may be understood as practice (art) and...

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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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Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — Art.

Established in 1977 by the Aga Khan to enhance the understanding and appreciation of Islamic culture as expressed through architecture. It seeks out and recognizes examples of architectural...

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Ajmer

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — Art.

City in the Rajasthan state of northwestern India. Founded around 1100, it became an important center of trade and a military base during the Muslim Mughal rule in India. It hosts the...

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Aligarh

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — Art.

Large town in western India associated with major Muslim educational, political, and ideological movements since the late nineteenth century. Headquarters of Aligarh Scientific Society and...

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Alison, Archibald

Philip Carter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Art Education. 1510 words.

Alison, Archibald (1757–1839), Scottish Episcopal clergyman and writer on aesthetics, was born in Edinburgh, the son of Archibald Alison (1730–1794), lord provost of the city, originally of...

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Anglican Aesthetics

Kenneth Stevenson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies

October 2015; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Subjects in Art; Music and Religion. 5735 words.

This chapter focuses on the applied aesthetics of Anglican worship. As a seventeenth-century development, with definitive roots in the sixteenth-century Reformation, as well as in the...

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Anson, Peter Frederick

Michael Yelton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Literature. 1138 words.

Anson, Peter Frederick (1889–1975), monk, writer, and artist, was born Frederick Charles Anson on 22 August 1889 at 32 South Parade, Southsea, the son of Charles Eustace Anson (1858–1940),...

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Architectural Expression and Ways of Being Religious

Richard Kieckhefer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Buildings; Religious Subjects in Art. 8233 words.

This article examines the architectural traditions of the world’s religions, with particular emphasis on synagogues, churches, mosques, and Hindu and Buddhist temples. Using a comparative...

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Arendrup [née Courtauld], Edith

Richard Milward.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Art. 673 words.

Arendrup [née Courtauld], Edith (1846–1934), artist and Roman Catholic religious sister, was born on 1 September 1846 at Bocking, Braintree, Essex, the younger child and only daughter of...

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