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This text is a cross-cultural exploration of the study of visuality and the arts from a religious perspective. The collection gathers together the contemporary scholarship for those interested in art, religion, visual culture, and cultural studies. Inherently interdisciplinary, this reader approaches the study of world religions through the human, meaning-making activity of seeing. The volume oscillates between specific visual subjects (painting, landscape gardens, calligraphy, architecture, mass media) and the broader theoretical discourses which are relevant to humanities students today.
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.
Release date NZ
April 4th, 2002
Edited by S. Plate
Country of Publication
XVI, 240 p.
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