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  1. Sainthood and Race

    Marked Flesh, Holy Flesh

    Edited by Molly H. Bassett, Vincent W. Lloyd

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    In popular imagination, saints exhibit the best characteristics of humanity, universally recognizable but condensed and embodied in an individual. Recent scholarship has asked an array of questions concerning the historical and social contexts of sainthood, and opened new approaches to its study....

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Images of Crisis (Routledge Revivals)

    Literary Iconology, 1750 to the Present

    By George P. Landow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1982, Images of Crisis explores the premise that literature and art exploit various images to present culturally prevalent ideas, and thus create their own form of iconology. George Landow shows how the tumultuous history of the past two hundred years has resulted in a plethora...

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Spiritual Art and Art Education

    By Janis Lander

    Series: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

    This book is a study of contemporary spirituality as it is practiced in the world today, characterized by its secular and inclusive nature, and applied to art and art education. It identifies the issues facing a formal introduction of contemporary spiritual concepts into a secular and multicultural...

    Published December 14th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Theology and the Arts

    Engaging Faith

    By Ruth Illman, W. Alan Smith

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book brings the emerging fields of practical theology and theology of the arts into a dialogue beyond the bias of modern systematic and constructive theology. The authors draw upon postmodern, post-secular, feminist, liberation, and dialogical/dialectical philosophy and theology, and their...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Art and Belief

    Artists Engaged in Interreligious Dialogue

    By Ruth Illman

    'Art and Belief' explores communication between faiths through an examination of contemporary artistic practice. The book discusses how a range of artists formulate their worldview and what motivates them to engage in dialogue. These artists are engaged in a wide range of artistic forms and...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Lure of Images

    A history of religion and visual media in America

    By David Morgan

    Series: Media, Religion and Culture

    This is the history of the relationship between mass produced visual media and religion in the United States. It is a journey from the 1780s to the present - from early evangelical tracts to teenage witches and televangelists, and from illustrated books to contemporary cinema. David Morgan...

    Published July 31st 2007 by Routledge

  7. Art as Theology

    From the Postmodern to the Medieval

    By Andreas Andreapoulos

    Religion and spirituality are key aspects of the contemporary art scene. Following Ronald Barthes' 'death of the author' - which argued for the dissociation of work from creator - works of art have withdrawn as independent objects, giving way to a growing religious awareness or practice. 'Art and...

    Published November 1st 2006 by Routledge

  8. Explorations in Art, Theology and Imagination

    By Michael Ridgwell Austin

    Christianity has repeatedly valued the "Word" over and above the non-verbal arts. Art has been seen through the interpretative lens of theology, rather than being valued for what it can bring to the discipline. 'Explorations in Art, Theology and Imagination' argues that art is crucially important...

    Published April 1st 2005 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Rastafari and the Arts: An Introduction
    By Darren J. N. Middleton
    To Be Published February 2nd 2015

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