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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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Iconoclasm

Mia M. Mochizuki.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Interfaith Relations; Religious Studies; Religious Subjects in Art. 7873 words.

Understanding iconoclasm simply as the breaking of images fails to adequately address why reformers of all eras have sought to decapitate, maim, and otherwise erase sacred art. This chapter...

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