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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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ante-chapel

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Christianity.

Part of a chapel situated at its west end, like transepts, serving as a volume before the chapel proper, e.g. Magdalen and Merton College Chapels, Oxford.

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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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ark

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies — Architecture.

1 Receptacle for storing the scrolls in a synagogue. See echal.

2 Type of cupboard for hanging priests' vestments in a church.

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Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

Lee I. Levine.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

December 2004; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religious Subjects in Art; Religious Buildings; Sociology of Religion. 12034 words.

This article addresses three related, though not identical, academic fields of study that crystallized only in the twentieth century. Beforehand, it had generally been assumed, whether for...

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beam

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Biblical Studies.

Squared timbers were used to support a flat Palestinian roof. In Jesus' parable of Luke 6: 41 REB uses ‘plank’ for AV ‘beam’, but ‘log’ of NRSV is misleading for English readers.

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Beauclerk, James

William Marshall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 827 words.

Beauclerk, James (1709–1787), bishop of Hereford, was born at Windsor, the seventh surviving son of Charles Beauclerk, first duke of St Albans (1670–1726), illegitimate offspring of Charles...

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Beckett, Edmund [formerly Edmund Beckett Denison], first Baron Grimthorpe

L. C. Sanders.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Architecture; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1532 words.

Beckett, Edmund [formerly Edmund Beckett Denison], first Baron Grimthorpe (1816–1905), ecclesiastical controversialist, architect, and horologist, was born at Carlton Hall, near Newark, on...

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Blackwell, Rt Rev. Douglas Charles

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Education; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Business Finance; Architecture; Art; Religion. 127 words.

Born 3 June 1938; s of late William John Blackwell and Ethel N. Blackwell (née Keates); m 1963, Sandra Dianne Griffiths; one s two d

an Area (formerly...

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Bond, Frederick Bligh

R. A. Gilbert.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Architecture. 1030 words.

Bond, Frederick Bligh (1864–1945), architect, author, and psychical researcher, was born on 30 June 1864 at Marlborough, Wiltshire, the third son of the Revd Frederick Hookey Bond,...

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