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The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts


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Acknowledgments Contributors Introduction: Chapter One: Mapping the Terrain of Religion and Art - Frank Burch Brown PART ONE: RELIGIOUS AESTHETICS Chapter Two: Aesthetics and Religion: An Overview - Richard Viladesau Chapter Three: Beauty and Divinity - Patrick Sherry Chapter Four: The Religious Sublime - Vijay Mishra Chapter Five: Artistic Imagination and Religious Faith - Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen Chapter Six: Creativity at the Intersection of Art and Religion - Deborah Haynes PART TWO: ARTISTIC WAYS OF BEING RELIGIOUS Chapter Seven: Musical - Frank Burch Brown Chapter Eight: Narrative - David Jasper Chapter Nine: Poetic - Peggy Rosenthal Chapter Ten: Dramatic - Larry Bouchard Chapter Eleven: Embodied-Dance - Anne-Marie Gaston, with Tony Gaston Chapter Twelve: Architectural - Richard Kieckhefer Chapter Thirteen: Visual and Still (Painting, Sculpture & Photography) - Diane Apostolos-Cappadona Chapter Fourteen: Visual and Moving (Film) - Robert K. Johnston PART THREE: RELIGIOUS WAYS OF BEING ARTISTIC Chapter Fifteen: Judaism and Literature - Ilan Stavans Chapter Sixteen: Judaism and Music - Mark Kligman Chapter Seventeen: Judaism and Art - Edward van Voolen Chapter Eighteen: Christianity and Literature - Ralph C. Wood Chapter Nineteen: Christianity and Music - Paul Westermeyer Chapter Twenty: Christianity and Visual Art - Graham Howes Chapter Twenty-One: Islam and Literature - Tarif Khalidi Chapter Twenty-Two: Islam and Visual Art - Margaret S. Graves Chapter Twenty-Three: Islam and Music - Amnon Shiloah Chapter Twenty-Four: Hinduism-Aesthetics, Drama, and Poetics - Sunthar Visuvalingam Chapter Twenty-Five: Hinduism-Visual Art and Architecture - Jessica Frazier Chapter Twenty-Six: Hinduism and Music - Guy L. Beck Chapter Twenty-Seven: Buddhism-Image as Icon, Image as Art - Charles Lachmann Chapter Twenty-Eight: Taoism and the Arts - Deborah A. Sommer Chapter Twenty-Nine: Confucianism and the Arts - Deborah A. Sommer Chapter Thirty: Shinto and Visual Art - Sybil Thornton PART FOUR: ISSUES and THEMES Chapter Thirty-One: Artistry in Modern and Postmodern Worship - Don Saliers Chapter Thirty-Two: Art, Morality, and Justice - John W. de Gruchy Chapter Thirty-Three: Belief and Doubt in Literature - Roger Lundin Chapter Thirty-Four: Iconoclasm - Mia Mochizuki Chapter Thirty-Five: Gender, Imagery, and Religious Imagination - Margaret Miles Chapter Thirty-Six: Art, Material Culture, and Lived Religion - David Morgan Chapter Thirty-Seven: Sacred and Secular in African American Music - Cheryl Kirk-Duggan Index

About the Author

Frank Burch Brown is Frederick Doyle Kershner Professor of Religion and the Arts at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, and was recently Alexander Campbell Visiting Professor of Religion and the Arts at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He is the author of five books, including Religious Aesthetics (1989) and Good Taste, Bad Taste, Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life (2000). He is also a composer, with twenty commissioned works.


"[T]he text as a whole is a beneficial resource for many introductory or specific scholarly ends." --Jeremy Hamilton-Arnold, Religious Studies Review "The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts is a useful departure point for scholars and students who want to get to know the terrain."-Lieke Wijnia, Reading Religion "The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts presents a veritable smorgasbord of flavors to sample, consume, and, in some cases, savor."--Religion and the Arts

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