Bringing together scholars and practitioners from North America, Europe, Russia, and Australia, this pioneering volume provides a global survey of how museums address religion and charts a course for future research and interpretation. Contributors from a variety of disciplines and institutions explore the work of museums from many perspectives, including cultural studies, religious studies, and visual and material culture. Most museums throughout the world – whether art, archaeology, anthropology or history museums – include religious objects, and an increasing number are beginning to address religion as a major category of human identity. With rising museum attendance and the increasingly complex role of religion in social and geopolitical realities, this work of stewardship and interpretation is urgent and important. Religion in Museums is divided into six sections: museum buildings, reception, objects, collecting and research, interpretation of objects and exhibitions, and the representation of religion in different types of museums. Topics covered include repatriation, conservation, architectural design, exhibition, heritage, missionary collections, curation, collections and display, and the visitor's experience. Case studies provide comprehensive coverage and range from museums devoted specifically to the diversity of religious traditions, such as the State Museum of the History of Religion in St Petersburg, to exhibitions centered on religion at secular museums, such as Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam, at the British Museum.
Bringing together scholars and practitioners from North America, Europe, Russia, and Australia, this pioneering volume provides a global survey of how museums address religion and charts a course for future research and interpretation.
Author: Gretchen Buggeln
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This Handbook is based on the conviction of its editors and contributing authors that understanding and acceptance of, as well as collaboration between religions has essential educational value. The development of this Handbook rests on the f- ther assumption that interreligious education has an important role in elucidating the global demand for human rights, justice, and peace. Interreligious education reveals that the creeds and holy books of the world’s religions teach about sp- itual systems that reject violence and the individualistic pursuit of economic and political gain, and call their followers to compassion for every human being. It also seeks to lead students to an awareness that the followers of religions across the world need to be, and to grow in, dialogical relationships of respect and understa- ing. An essential aim of interreligious education is the promotion of understanding and engagement between people of different religions and, therefore, it has great potential to contribute to the common good of the global community. Interreligious education has grown from the interfaith movement, whose beg- ning is usually identi?ed with the World Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893. This was the ?rst time in history that leaders of the eastern and we- ern religions had come together for dialogue, and to consider working together for global unity.
Rediscovering women's voices at the World's Parliament of Religions. In E. Ziolkowsky (Ed.),A museum of faiths: Histories and legacies of the 1893 World's parliament of religions (pp. 323–343). Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press.
Author: Kath Engebretson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book reexamines the meaning and significance of the first World's Parliament of Religions and its impact on the development of the academic study of religion. Held in Chicago in 1893, the Parliament attracted the participation of religious leaders from different faiths and a smaller number of academics who studied religion from what they called "scientific" perspectives. Following an introduction by the editor, the essays are organized into three sections. Part I reissues six papers on comparative religion from the Parliament's original proceedings. Part II contains two articles, both written within a year of the Parliament, that express an early appraisal of the significance of the Parliament for world religious history and the comparative study of religion. A third and final Part contains eight contemporary essays reassessing the Parliament itself and its impact on interfaith dialogue and comparative religion.
This book reexamines the meaning and significance of the first World's Parliament of Religions and its impact on the development of the academic study of religion.
Author: Eric Jozef Ziolkowski
The Ackland Art Museum welcomed more than 30 professionals--museum directors, curators, educators, scholars, and faith leaders from across America--into a multiyear conversation about how museums might create a common ground for the exploration of art and faith. Hughes and Wood open a window on the inner workings of a museum as it grappled with questions of meaning in the presentation of works of art with sacred content. The text includes more than 80 full color illustrations, essays, and presentations by scholars and museum professionals, as well as practical advice for educators and others interested in teaching and learning about world religions.
The text includes more than 80 full color illustrations, essays, and presentations by scholars and museum professionals, as well as practical advice for educators and others interested in teaching and learning about world religions.
Author: Ackland Art Museum
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Spain, 1000–1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith tells a nuanced story of the dynamic and interconnected medieval Iberian Peninsula while celebrating the artistic exchange among Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the region during the Middle Ages. This Bulletin emphasizes the variety and richness of the Museum’s holdings of medieval Iberian artworks which include mosaics, frescos, architectural decorations, manuscripts, textiles, ivories, and metalwork. Exploring how artists in medieval Spain drew from many sources of inspiration and navigated religious differences in their art, this text underscores the complexity of interfaith interaction during a pivotal era in Spanish history.
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York This publication is issued in conjunction with the exhibition Spain, 1000–1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from August 30, ...
Author: Julia Perratore
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Buddha , Brahma , and the ancient Vedic gods are the old Japanese faith ( Shinto ) , and the faiths of Egypt , Greece , an Excise would cost more than ... had discovered grave failures in the this the Museum of Religions cannot supply .
Category: English literature
Addresses three issues including the struggle for justice, cultural and religious pluralism, and ecological and cosmological awareness, arguing for the necessity of revising Christian faith in order to handle changing circumstances. Original.
What are its ways of thinking , its relation to faith and revelation , its resources , dimensions , and structure ? ... have gone on for two thousand years , and they make Christianity a living religion as opposed to a museum piece .
Author: Peter Crafts Hodgson
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Drawing on research funded by the European Commission, this book explores how religious diversity has been, and continues to be, represented in cultural contexts in Western Europe, particularly to teenagers: in textbooks, museums and exhibitions, popular youth culture including TV and online, as well as in political speech. Topics include the findings from focus group interviews with teenagers in schools across Europe, the representation of minority religions in museums, migration and youth subculture.
even if they also tend to homogenize the different faiths. But this restricted focus on ... Many national historical museums consider religion as constituent (if not identical) to civilization. Islam, for example, is presented in this ...
Author: Riho Altnurme
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
From life along the Tigris River in the 1970s to the ongoing Arab Spring uprisings, Phil Karber has witnessed decades of change throughout the Middle East. Fear and Faith in Paradise draws on his wealth of experience to sketch a timely and compelling portrait of the region throughout history. Seamlessly moving between past and present, Karber skillfully develops two overarching themes: How America's footprint can be shifted from a military to a humanitarian emphasis and how fear is used as a cudgel by today’s monotheistic leaders to sacrifice the faithful. Whether Christian, Muslim, or Jewish, they all invoke their own vision of paradise, often as incentive, in hopeless conflicts that seem doomed to be repeated. Karber’s down-to-earth writing vividly conveys the region’s charm and beauty against a backdrop of power struggles among competing faiths, nationalisms, and outside forces.
Exploring Conflict and Religion in the Middle East Phil Karber. duds, giving the effect of a tout at Churchill Downs more than a tour guide at a Turkish museum (and he still spits when he talks). On this afternoon, Mustafa's spiel, ...
Author: Phil Karber
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
... of the ancient faith into the modern ) , these marvellous anomalies are sanctioned in Catholic countries ? ... like the black figures in the museum of ز the East India Company , show that the black 68 THE FAITHS , FACTS , AND FRAUDS.
Author: Emma Hardinge Britten