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Martin Luther and the Arts: Music, Poetry, and Hymns  

Johannes Schilling

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Mar 2017
From the beginning of the Reformation, Martin Luther had a significant impact on church and society through his contributions to sacred music. His intention to spread the gospel among the ... More

Martin Luther and Visual Culture  

Elke Anna Werner

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Mar 2017
In the mind of Martin Luther, images were first and foremost adiaphora and, as such, neither good nor bad. However, Luther spoke out firmly against the worship of images, as did other ... More

Race, the Arts, and Religion in America  

Craig R. Prentiss

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Feb 2017
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

Spirituality and Contemporary Art  

Rina Arya

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Aug 2016
The artworks under discussion detail the scope and breadth of art that can be described as spiritual by virtue of its revelatory, revitalizing and contemplative capacities. Rather than ... More

William Blake and the Apocalypse  

Christopher Rowland

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Aug 2016
William Blake (1757–1827) was a British artist, engraver, poet, and writer on theological themes. His illuminated books were the product of his technological inventiveness, and are ... More

Autobiography, Biography, and Theological Questioning  

John D. Barbour

Autobiography and biography (which together will be called “life writing”) raise theological questions in ways different from systematic or constructive theology. These forms of life ... More

Women in Religious Art  

Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

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Jul 2016
Like religion, art has been a fundamental component of human experience since the beginning of time. Often working in partnership, occasionally at odds, art and religion form a combination ... More

Poetry, Prophecy, and Theological Revelation  

William Franke

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May 2016
In the history and prehistory of human societies, poets, prophets, and seers (the word vates can cover all three) have often been virtually indistinguishable from one another. From time ... More

Art and Religion in Ancient Greece and Rome  

Robin Osborne and Caroline Vout

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May 2016
One of the challenges shared across cultures and faiths is the intangible, ineffable nature of the divine. One problematic, yet theologically productive, solution to this problem is to ... More

The Book of Revelation: The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ  

Christopher Rowland

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Apr 2016
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, or the Apocalypse of John, has been extraordinarily influential in Christian life and theology. For example, because of the many hymns sung by the heavenly ... More

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