THFS 325. Religion and Art

The arts have been an important channel of religious expression from the ancient cave dwellers to the present.  This course examines the role played by the arts in the Christian tradition and the modern secular world.  The first part of the course focuses on the varied uses of music, painting, sculpture, etc., in the life and liturgy of the church, including theological interpretations of the role of art in liturgy.  The second part examines the spiritual power of contemporary secular forms of art.
Offered: Regularly
Credits: 3