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THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF RELIGION AND THE ARTS. Ed. by Frank Burch Brown. Oxford University Press, 2013. Copyright 2014. 560 pp. with 11 ills. 26 x 18 cm. LC 2013-17232 ISBN 9780195176674 In English.
Publisher's description: More than ever before, scholars recognize that nearly every form of religion or spirituality has a vital connection with art... In recent decades, the academic study 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. The essays 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 an invaluable resource for years to come.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), International (Western Style), Non-Western in Several Regions (Traditional) — Several Periods — Several Media
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 157082
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