Crossroads by Center for Arts and Culture
Art and Religion in American Life

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From church-sponsored arts festivals to religious protests outside museums, religion and art often interact as dynamic forces in American life. Now, following up on a fascinating series of dialogues among artists, religious leaders, journalists, and scholars, an interdisciplinary group of distinguished thinkers investigates this complex relationship, looking for common ground and opportunities for cooperation between the arts and religion in America.

Crossroads goes beyond media hype to explain both the historical roots and current realities of the ways people understand art and religion in their daily lives, and it places the sensational controversies into context, from an examination of the Brooklyn Museum protest to a conversation with leading artists about spirituality in their work. Featuring a preface by Garry Wills, Crossroads brings art and religion in American life—past, present, and future—into sharper focus.

Contributors include: Paul DiMaggio, Princeton University David Halle, University of California, Los Angeles Neil Harris, University of Chicago Peter Marsden, Harvard University Sally Promey, University of Maryland Amei Wallach, International Association of Art Critics Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University


About Center for Arts and Culture

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Arthurs is affiliated with MEM Associates in New York City and is Vice-President of the Board of the Center for Arts and Culture and a former director for arts and humanities at the Rockefeller Foundation. Wallach is deputy director of the Center for Arts and Culture.
Published May 1, 2001 by New Press, The. 282 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Attempting to get beyond overheated rhetoric, this collection of seven essays combines surveys and interviews with cogent historical contextualizations. Following a brief foreword by Garry Wills (<

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Niccolò Ammaniti is one of Italy's brightest literary stars.

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In fact, as Brady and Walsh point out, this call to performance articulates a desire to move beyond the literary fixation on the Great Irish Writer towards the investigation of the range of performances that circulate under the rubric of “Irishness.” Indeed, given that, globally, Irishness stands...

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Fidelity: Excellent Resources: Excellent Useability: Excellent Library containing writings from the Early Church Fathers and other Christian writers on everything from Advent to the Theology of the Body Resources Example(s) Interesting articles written by Dr. M...

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