Sacred to Profane

Writings on Performance and Worship

Author: Anjum Katyal

Publisher: Seagull Books

ISBN: 9781905422166

Category: Religion

Page: 287

View: 7134


With reference to India.

Rethinking Religion in the Theatre of Grotowski

Author: Catharine Christof

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351854623

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 1655


This book opens a new interdisciplinary frontier between religion and theatre studies to illuminate what has been seen as the religious, or spiritual, nature of Polish theatre director Jerzy Grotowski’s work. It corrects the lacunae in both theatre studies and religious studies by examining the interaction between the two fields in his artistic output. The central argument of the text is that through an embodied and materialist approach to religion, developed in the work of Michel Foucault and religious studies scholar Manuel Vasquez, as well as a critical reading of the concepts of the New Age, a new understanding of Grotowski and religion can be developed. It is possible to show how Grotowski’s work articulated spiritual experience within the body; achieving a removal of spirituality from ecclesial authorities and relocating spiritual experience within the body of the performer. This is a unique analysis of one of the 20th Century’s most famous theatrical figures. As such, it is a vital reference for academics in both Religion and Theatre Studies that have an interest in the spiritual aspects of Grotowski’s work.

Cultural Change and Persistence

New Perspectives on Development

Author: W. Ascher,J. Heffron

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230117333

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

View: 3130


This book is about the ways that traditional cultural practices either change or persist in the face of social and economic development, whether the latter proceeds primarily from internal or external forces.

Areopagitica and Other Writings

Author: John Milton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718192494

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 528

View: 6955


John Milton was celebrated and denounced in his own time both as a poet and as a polemicist. Today he is remembered first and foremost for his poetry, but his great epic Paradise Lost was published very late in his life, in 1667, and in his own time most readers more readily recognised Milton as a writer of prose. This superbly annotated new book is an authoritative edition of Milton's major prose works, including Of Education, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates and the Divorce tracts, as well as the famous 1644 polemical tract on the opposing licensing and censorship, Areopagitica.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

Author: Frank Burch Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199721033

Category: Art

Page: 564

View: 7317


Nearly every form of religion or spirituality has a vital connection with art. Religions across the world, from Hinduism and Buddhism to Eastern Orthodox Christianity, have been involved over the centuries with a rich array of artistic traditions, both sacred and secular. In its uniquely multi-dimensional consideration of the topic, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts provides expert guidance to artistry and aesthetic theory in religion. The Handbook offers nearly forty original essays by an international team of leading scholars on the main topics, issues, methods, and resources for the study of religious and theological aesthetics. The volume ranges from antiquity to the present day to examine religious and artistic imagination, fears of idolatry, aesthetics in worship, and the role of art in social transformation and in popular religion-covering a full array of forms of media, from music and poetry to architecture and film. An authoritative text for scholars and students, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts will remain an invaluable resource for years to come.

Religion and sport

the meeting of sacred and profane

Author: Charles S. Prebish

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 243

View: 1491


Prebish offers a thoughtful look at sport as a religious experience and argues that sport has become an American religion.