Religion, Art, and Visual Culture: A Cross-Cultural Reader

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S. Brent Plate
Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 23, 2002 - Art - 240 pages
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Religion, Art, and Visual Culture gathers together the most current scholarship on art, religion, visual culture, and cultural studies. The book approaches the study of world religions through the human, meaning-making activity of seeing. The essays move between specific visual subjects (painting, landscape gardens, calligraphy, architecture, mass media) and the broader theoretical discourses relevant to religion and the wider humanities today. Topics covered include art and perception; the iconicity of Jesus Christ; the relation of word and image in Islam and divine images in India.

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User Review  - Anne Holly - Goodreads

A nice tour through the field of religion and visual culture. I like how the editor picked a major form of visual culture for each religion, as this helped make it more readable. Selections from this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Allen O'Brien - Goodreads

I really liked this volume. It gives the reader a smattering of texts from the scholars of different world religions and case-specific explorations of sacrality and visual culture. Plate does a fantastic job curating and introducing each portion, making the whole very readable. Read full review

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S. BRENT PLATE is Assistant Professor of Religion and the Visual Arts at Texas Christian University. His previous publications include the edited volumes, Imag(in)ing Otherness: Filmic Visions of Living Together and The Apocalyptic Imagination: Aesthetics and Ethics at the End of the World. He is Film Review Editor of the Journal of Religion and Film and Associate Editor of Literature and Theology.

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