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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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abbey

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 241 words.

A monastery or religious community of monks or nuns, presided over by an *abbot or abbess. Normally the community began with twelve men or women, but often a newly founded community might...

monk

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 574 words.

A monk is a member of a monastic community. They derived originally from the coenobitic communities (see monastery) which rejected the total solitude of hermit life in favour...

Thebaid

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 167 words.

In the Upper Nile valley, near Thebes, a Christian community flourished in the 3rd century. The first to come there was ...

abbot, abbess

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 135 words.

(Aramaic Abba, father) The superior, usually elected for life, of a community of monks or nuns of certain religious Orders, principally ...

convent

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 53 words.

A convent is a community of men, women, or both—monks, friars, and/or nuns—living in a religious house. If the term is applied to the house itself, it usually means a nunnery, a community...

synagogue

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 501 words.

The synagogue is the meeting-place for worship of the Jewish community in any place where they have settled, and where ten adult men can be found to constitute a quorum. The foundation of...

collegiate church

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 68 words.

From 816 canons living in community in large towns where there was no bishop began to serve what were often cathedral-like churches. There are no longer any in England, but Westminster...

double monastery

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 132 words.

A double monastery is a foundation for both men and women, with separate living quarters sharing a single church with separate choirs for each community. Most of these monasteries were...

Sacro Speco

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 155 words.

*S. Benedict, unhappy at the loose life he saw around him in Rome, retired c.500 to Subiaco, about 20 miles from Rome. He lived there in a cave for three years, devoting himself to...

canon

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 134 words.

is an ecclesiastical title which was once universal for all diocesan clergy, but is now limited to those attached to a cathedral or collegiate church. Originally, canons were expected to...

lay brothers, sisters

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 122 words.

By the 11th century most monks were also priests or deacons, but many lay people wished to live in a religious community, under vows, but were illiterate or did not wish to become priests...

Jeronymites

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 159 words.

An order of hermits, founded in the 14th century in Spain, who modelled themselves on *S. Jerome's life in the desert. At first they lived singly, but later came together in communities....

Stephen, Saint

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 327 words.

was the first deacon and the first martyr. He was chosen, and six others were joined with him, to be the men appointed to distribute alms evenly among the widows whom the community...

Sebastian, Saint

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 943 words.

The only document for the saint is the brief record of a deposito Martyrum, ‘XIII Cal feb. Fabiani in Calliste et Sebastiani in Catacumbas’ (deposit of Martyrs; 13 Feb. Fabian in Callixtus...

Luke, Saint, the Evangelist

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 968 words.

was accepted from the 2nd century onwards as the author of the Third Gospel and of the Acts of the Apostles. He was probably born into the pagan society of Antioch in Syria, and many...

Tabitha, Raising of

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 208 words.

Tabitha, the Aramaic form of the Greek name Dorcas, was a benevolent woman living in Joppa who made clothes for the poor. She died, and was laid out for burial, when two men from the...

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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Film and Video as Ways of Being Religious

Robert K. Johnston.

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. 8414 words.

This chapter traces the development of religion and film studies, tracking its growth from early biblically-themed shorts prior to World War I to today’s expansive theological/religious...

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Christ in Cinema

Robert Barron.

in The Oxford Handbook of Christology

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Christianity; Religious Subjects in Art. 7241 words.

A Christ figure in film illumines a theological dimension of the person of Jesus. The Christ figure in Babette’s Feast is a French Chef, Babette. The feast which she provides at great cost...

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Material Evidence (2): Visual Culture

Robin M. Jensen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

September 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religious Subjects in Art; Religion in the Ancient World. 7006 words.

Like other students of culture, historians of ancient Christianity deem the visual art, artefacts, and architecture of the early church as resources indispensable to discerning how various...

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