The Arts, Community And Cultural Democracy: Cross Currents In Religion And Culture

Hardcover | August 4, 2000

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This interdisciplinary and international collection explores the role of the arts in shaping contemporary religion and politics. The authors ask about the future of viable communities and democratic cultures in a postmodern world, looking for clues in artistic practices and institutions and their impact on how people create history and interpret texts. The collection shows that the arts are central to struggles over the shape of society in the new millennium.

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This interdisciplinary and international collection explores the role of the arts in shaping contemporary religion and politics. The authors ask about the future of viable communities and democratic cultures in a postmodern world, looking for clues in artistic practices and institutions and their impact on how people create history and...

Lambert Zuidervaart is Professor of Philosophy and Henry Luttikhuizen is Associate Professor of Art History, both at Calvin College.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:282 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:August 4, 2000Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312225040

ISBN - 13:9780312225049

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Table of Contents

Art Is No Fringe: An Introduction--Lambert Zuidervaart * Politics of Culture * Postmodern Arts and the Birth of a Democratic Culture--Lambert Zuidervaart * The Global and the Local--Bob Goudzwaard & Andre Droogers * Music, Marginalization and Racial Identities--Sharon R. Vriend * Institutions of Art * The Necessity of Christian Public Artistry * Fighting the Musical Museum--Jennifer DeLapp * Sampling and Society--Jim Leach * Questions of Interpretation * Otherwise than Violence--James Olthuis * Why Interpretation?--Theo de Boer * A Matter of Trust?--Kevin R. den Dulk * Whatever Happened to Primitivism--Graham Birtwistle * Hogenberg and History--Lisa De Boer * Putting a Face on Justice--Henry Luttikhuizen