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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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Dramatic Ways of Being Religious

Larry D. Bouchard.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Subjects in Art; Sociology of Religion; Religious Studies. 9928 words.

The history of drama and performance often overlaps with histories of religious practice, belief, experience, and thought. This chapter surveys such histories and gives consideration to...

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Material Culture

John Kieschnick.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology of Religion; Religious Subjects in Art. 7110 words.

Attention to material culture reveals generally shared responses across cultures to size, light, and representations of the human form. Even without specific cultural knowledge, monumental...

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