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Architecture, the Built Environment, and Religion in America  

Peter W. Williams

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Jan 2018
The development of religious architecture in what is now the United States is tied closely to continuing immigration and the development both of de facto and de jure religious pluralism. ... More

Culture, Entertainment, and Religion in America  

Randall J. Stephens

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Oct 2017
Throughout American history, religion and entertainment have influenced each other and have intersected in fascinating ways. Native American rituals and games entertained and inspired. ... More

Film and Religion in America  

Eric Michael Mazur

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Jan 2018
Religion intersects with film not only in film content, but also in the production and experience of film. From the earliest period, religious attitudes have shaped how religious ... More

Film Regulation and the Church in America  

William Romanowski

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Nov 2017
Since the dawn of the cinema at the turn of the 20th century, the church and its vicissitudes have been an essential part of the Hollywood story. There is a basic affinity between film and ... More

Museums, Expositions, and Religion in North America since the 19th Century  

Hillary Kaell

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Sep 2017
Since the mid-19th century increasing numbers of North Americans have had access to new technologies of display that feature religious artifacts. Missionaries and museum curators played an ... More

Music and Religion in American Public Life  

Jason C. Bivins

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Jan 2018
Music in American public life is best understood not simply as the formal arrangement of religious texts in sound but as a fluid arena of exchange between performers, participants, and ... More

Popular Culture and Religion in America  

Lynn Schofield Clark and Seth M. Walker

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Jan 2018
“Popular culture” is a term that usually refers to those commercially produced items specifically associated with leisure, media, and lifestyle choices. To study religion in popular ... More

Public Art and Religion in America  

Kymberly Pinder

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Jan 2018
Public art in the United States has a long and complicated history through which nationalism and public monuments have often been intertwined. The most prominent public art forms have been ... More

Race, the Arts, and Religion in America  

Craig R. Prentiss

With the slow realization that race was not a category in nature, but rather the fruit of social imagination emerging from colonialism, scholars in the late 20th century shifted their ... More

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