Religion, Art and Visual Culture
A Cross-Cultural Reader
Edited by S. Brent Plate
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Religion, Art and Visual Culture by S. Brent Plate
Book DescriptionReligion, Art, and Visual Culture is a cross-cultural exploration of the study of visuality and the arts from a religious perspective. This forward looking and accessible collection gathers together the most current 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312240035
(216mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 8-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Films are studied and researched in theology and religious studies departments. Containing over sixty interviews, essays and reviews from directors, film critics and scholars, this anthology presents a survey of this emerging field. It is useful for students doing courses within theology and religious studies.
Re-viewing the Passion, Paperback (December 2004)» View all books by S. Brent Plate
Record-setting ticket sales, heated controversy, sold-out viewings for church groups, and feuding critics. The Passion of the Christ is still going strong. Re-Viewing the Passion is the first collection that takes Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ as a focal point.
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Author Biography - S. Brent Plate
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.
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