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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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BRIDGES, Peter Sydney Godfrey (1925 - 2015), Archdeacon of Warwick, 1983–90, then Emeritus; Canon-Theologian of Coventry Cathedral, 1977–90, then Emeritus

in Who Was Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Architecture; Architecture; Individual Architects and Architectural Firms; History of Religion; Religion; Christian Churches and Denominations. 240 words.

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Buddhism—Image as Icon, Image as Art

Charles Lachman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Subjects in Art; Buddhism; Religious Buildings. 5571 words.

Buddhism is characterized by considerable geographical and doctrinal diversity, but one feature shared by its many disparate strands is an emphasis on the ritual importance of images. These...

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certosa

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Christianity.

Carthusian monastery in Italy.

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hearse

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Christianity.

1 A triangular frame on a stand, holding fifteen candles, formerly used at Tenebrae.

2 Various funeral furnishings, now usually the car bearing the coffin.

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