The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts by Frank Burch BrownThe Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts by Frank Burch Brown

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

EditorFrank Burch Brown

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More than ever before, scholars recognize that nearly every form of religion or spirituality has a vital connection with art. World religions, from Hinduism to The Eastern Orthodox Church, have a long and rich relationship with an array of artistic traditions. In recent decades, the academicstudy of religion and the arts has burgeoned. Yet a broad and serious consideration of the topic has yet to reach readers. The first comprehensive book of its kind, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts provides expert guidance to artistry and aesthetic theory in religion. Edited by Frank Burch Brown, the Handbook brings together an international team of leading scholars to present an interdisciplinary volume of nearly forty original essays. Readers are presented the main topics, issues, methods, and resources for the study of religious and theological aesthetics. Theessays give light to the dynamic interaction of world religions and art making. The volume ranges from antiquity to present day to examine idolatry, aesthetics in liturgy, and the role of art in popular religion.Ranging from music and poetry to architecture and film, the Handbook crosses the boundaries of different faiths and art forms to survey established and pioneering voices within the field. An authoritative text for scholars and students, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts will remain aninvaluable resource for years to come.
Frank Burch Brown is Frederick Doyle Kershner Professor of Religion and the Arts at Christian Theological Seminary.
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Title:The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the ArtsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:January 16, 2014Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

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AcknowledgmentsContributorsIntroduction1. Frank Burch Brown: Mapping the Terrain of Religion and ArtPART ONE: RELIGIOUS AESTHETICS2. Richard Viladesau: Aesthetics and Religion: An Overview3. Patrick Sherry: Beauty and Divinity4. Vijay Mishra: The Religious Sublime5. Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen: Artistic Imagination and Religious Faith6. Deborah Haynes: Creativity at the Intersection of Art and ReligionPART TWO: ARTISTIC WAYS OF BEING RELIGIOUS7. Frank Burch Brown: Musical8. David Jasper: Narrative9. Peggy Rosenthal: Poetic10. Larry Bouchard: Dramatic11. Anne-Marie Gaston, with Tony Gaston: Embodied-Dance12. Richard Kieckhefer: Architectural13. Diane Apostolos-Cappadona: Visual and Still (Painting, Sculpture and Photography)14. Robert K. Johnston: Visual and Moving (Film)PART THREE: RELIGIOUS WAYS OF BEING ARTISTIC15. Ilan Stavans: Judaism and Literature16. Mark Kligman: Judaism and Music17. Edward van Voolen: Judaism and Art18. Ralph C. Wood: Christianity and Literature19. Paul Westermeyer: Christianity and Music20. Graham Howes: Christianity and Visual Art21. Tarif Khalidi: Islam and Literature22. Margaret S. Graves: Islam and Visual Art23. Amnon Shiloah: Islam and Music24. Sunthar Visuvalingam: Hinduism-Aesthetics, Drama, and Poetics25. Jessica Frazier: Hinduism-Visual Art and Architecture26. Guy L. Beck: Hinduism and Music27. Charles Lachmann: Buddhism-Image as Icon, Image as Art28. Deborah A. Sommer: Taoism and the Arts29. Deborah A. Sommer: Confucianism and the Arts30. Sybil Thornton: Shinto and Visual ArtPART FOUR: ISSUES and THEMES31. Con Saliers: Artistry in Modern and Postmodern Worship32. John W. de Gruchy: Art, Morality, and Justice33. Roger Lundin: Belief and Doubt in Literature34. Mia Mochizuki: Iconoclasm35. Margaret Miles: Gender, Imagery, and Religious Imagination36. David Morgan: Art, Material Culture, and Lived Religion37. Cheryl Kirk-Duggan: Sacred and Secular in African American MusicIndex