The volumes included in the Bible and the Arts Collection inhabit the spaces where art and the Bible intersect. Covering the visual arts, music, literature, and popular culture, this collection takes its cues from both the latest in media criticism and academic theology. This interdisciplinary approach to the Bible yields an assortment of fascinating and timely studies. These titles will be of interest to anyone captivated by art’s ability to express the Holy.
Authors in the Bible and the Arts Collection include thinkers from a variety of backgrounds; media analysts, art critics, theologians and others. Widely traversing the spectrums of both history and medium, they investigate everything from the Biblical imagery in Rudyard Kipling’s “The Man Who Would Be King,” to Scripture’s role in both the book and film versions of Margret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale, to Christian symbolism in Hans Holbein’s The Ambassadors. Moreover, some of the works included turn the tables, analyzing the Bible itself using the tools of literary criticism and the philosophy of aesthetics.
Martin O'Kane is Senior Lectuer in Biblical Studies at the University of Wales, Lampeter and Director of the Centre, The Bible and the Visual Imagination.
- Title: Bible and the Arts Collection
- Volumes: 4
- Pages: 1,362