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Dora Apel.

in The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Religious Subjects in Art; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 6303 words.

Focusing on works by artists such as Rico Lebrun (1900–1964), George Segal (1924–2000), or Jerome Witkin (b. 1939), art critics and art historians have sometimes criticized too realistic...

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Art, Material Culture, and Lived Religion

David Morgan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Subjects in Art; Religious Studies. 8018 words.

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...

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Art, Morality, and Justice

John W. de Gruchy.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Subjects in Art; Religious Studies. 7677 words.

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,...

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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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Artistry and Aesthetics in Modern and Postmodern Worship

Don Saliers.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Subjects in Art; Interfaith Relations; Religious Studies. 7422 words.

Worship and its practices occupy a central place in every religious tradition, from Christianity and Judaism to Buddhism and Hinduism. Understanding aesthetics in religion requires paying...

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The Bible and Iconography

Albert C. Labriola.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible

January 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Subjects in Art; Religious Studies. 11670 words.

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...

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Coburn, Alvin Langdon

Mike Weaver.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Mysticism. 946 words.

Coburn, Alvin Langdon (1882–1966), photographer and mystic, was born on 11 June 1882 at 134 East Springfield Street, Boston, Massachusetts, the only child of James Alvin Coburn (1849–1891),...

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Coomaraswamy, Ananda Kentish

Overview page. Subjects: History — Biographical Studies — History of Art — Indian Music — Religious Studies.

(1877–1947)

Sri Lankan born writer on classical Indian art and culture, who became the first keeper of Indian

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Creativity at the Intersection of art and Religion

Deborah J. Haynes.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Subjects in Art; Religious Studies. 7724 words.

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,...

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Dance as a Way of Being Religious

Anne-Marie (Anjali) Gaston and Tony Gaston.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Subjects in Art; Religious Studies. 8998 words.

Dance has accompanied religious ceremonies and sacred rites since prehistoric times. Most religions have included dance as part of worship at some period or in some places. However, because...

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