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The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ; Contributors ; Introduction: Chapter One: Mapping the Terrain of Religion and Art - Frank Burch Brown ; PART ONE: RELIGIOUS AESTHETICS ; Chapter Two: Aesthetics and Religion: An Overview - Richard Viladesau ; Chapter Three: Beauty and Divinity - Patrick Sherry ; Chapter Four: The Religious Sublime - Vijay Mishra ; Chapter Five: Artistic Imagination and Religious Faith - Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen ; Chapter Six: Creativity at the Intersection of Art and Religion - Deborah Haynes ; PART TWO: ARTISTIC WAYS OF BEING RELIGIOUS ; Chapter Seven: Musical - Frank Burch Brown ; Chapter Eight: Narrative - David Jasper ; Chapter Nine: Poetic - Peggy Rosenthal ; Chapter Ten: Dramatic - Larry Bouchard ; Chapter Eleven: Embodied-Dance - Anne-Marie Gaston, with Tony Gaston ; Chapter Twelve: Architectural - Richard Kieckhefer ; Chapter Thirteen: Visual and Still (Painting, Sculpture & Photography) - Diane Apostolos-Cappadona ; Chapter Fourteen: Visual and Moving (Film) - Robert K. Johnston ; PART THREE: RELIGIOUS WAYS OF BEING ARTISTIC ; Chapter Fifteen: Judaism and Literature - Ilan Stavans ; Chapter Sixteen: Judaism and Music - Mark Kligman ; Chapter Seventeen: Judaism and Art - Edward van Voolen ; Chapter Eighteen: Christianity and Literature - Ralph C. Wood ; Chapter Nineteen: Christianity and Music - Paul Westermeyer ; Chapter Twenty: Christianity and Visual Art - Graham Howes ; Chapter Twenty-One: Islam and Literature - Tarif Khalidi ; Chapter Twenty-Two: Islam and Visual Art - Margaret S. Graves ; Chapter Twenty-Three: Islam and Music - Amnon Shiloah ; Chapter Twenty-Four: Hinduism-Aesthetics, Drama, and Poetics - Sunthar Visuvalingam ; Chapter Twenty-Five: Hinduism-Visual Art and Architecture - Jessica Frazier ; Chapter Twenty-Six: Hinduism and Music - Guy L. Beck ; Chapter Twenty-Seven: Buddhism-Image as Icon, Image as Art - Charles Lachmann ; Chapter Twenty-Eight: Taoism and the Arts - Deborah A. Sommer ; Chapter Twenty-Nine: Confucianism and the Arts - Deborah A. Sommer ; Chapter Thirty: Shinto and Visual Art - Sybil Thornton ; PART FOUR: ISSUES and THEMES ; Chapter Thirty-One: Artistry in Modern and Postmodern Worship - Don Saliers ; Chapter Thirty-Two: Art, Morality, and Justice - John W. de Gruchy ; Chapter Thirty-Three: Belief and Doubt in Literature - Roger Lundin ; Chapter Thirty-Four: Iconoclasm - Mia Mochizuki ; Chapter Thirty-Five: Gender, Imagery, and Religious Imagination - Margaret Miles ; Chapter Thirty-Six: Art, Material Culture, and Lived Religion - David Morgan ; Chapter Thirty-Seven: Sacred and Secular in African American Music - Cheryl Kirk-Duggan ; Index

About the Author

Frank Burch Brown is Frederick Doyle Kershner Professor of Religion & the Arts at Christian Theological Seminary.


He skillfully assembles essays that profile the rapidly burgeoning field of religion and the arts in a way that is helpful to experts and non-experts alike ... The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts delivers on its promise providing a useful resource for those wanting to negotiate the contours of the field of religion, the arts and religious aesthetics * Kimberly Vrudny, Art and Christianity *

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