top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Religion as Art
An Interpretation
Religion as Art
Click on image to enlarge

Thomas R. Martland - Author
SUNY Series in Philosophy
Price: $95.00 
Hardcover - 230 pages
Release Date: June 1981
ISBN10: 0-87395-520-X
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-520-1

Quantity:  
Price: $32.95 
Paperback - 230 pages
Release Date: June 1982
ISBN10: 0-87395-521-8
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-521-8

Quantity:  
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...


Summary Read First Chapter image missing

Religion in its most authentic part is an art form. Religion does what art does. This idea is richly illustrated and supported by materials of diverse origin. The vast range of the author's experience in the arts and in religious texts and works of aesthetics allows him to lay hold of a great mass of disparate material and to bring out new dimensions in all of it. He always has just the example he needs at his fingertips, a Tibetan Buddhist text next to a French impressionist painting and a remark about early Banogu counterpoint, and each example is seen in a new and interesting way. Through this gentle yoking together of heterogeneous materials, common roots are discovered.

Most studies of art and religion describe and explain them as data. Thomas Martland identifies them as expressions of ideals and asks what they are when they are authentic rather than merely what they are when they are self-identified as art and religion. This is an identification through assessment, not an Aristotelian classification, and the means of assessment are provided.


Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

Preface

Overture

Innocence

Fascination

Distance

Craft and Magic

Coalescence

Truth-To

Verification

Reprise

Notes

Index


Related Subjects
25063/24519(//)

Related Titles

Homegrown Gurus
Homegrown Gurus
The Artful Universe
The Artful Universe
The Catholic Church and Social Change in Nicaragua
The Catholic Church and Social Change in Nicaragua
Paul Ricoeur and the Poetic Imperative
Paul Ricoeur and the Poetic Imperative
St. John of the Cross
St. John of the Cross
Plants as Persons
Plants as Persons
Magical Progeny, Modern Technology
Magical Progeny, Modern Technology
Ultimates
Ultimates
The Contemporary Jesus
The Contemporary Jesus
Seeing through Texts
Seeing through Texts



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg