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By David Morgan

Contemporary artists have usually clashed with conservative American evangelicals lately, giving the impact that paintings and faith are essentially at odds. but traditionally, creative pictures have performed a profound function in American spiritual lifestyles. This outstanding selection of essays, with its special meeting of pictures, demanding situations the obvious pressure among faith and the humanities by means of illustrating and investigating their long-standing and fascinating courting from the early 19th century to the current day. The essays discover such diverse issues as Sioux solar Dance artifacts and work, American Jewish New yr postcards, the hot Mexican santos culture, roadside shrines, pictures of trip in African American pictorial traditions, the general public exhibit of faith, and the spiritual use of nineteenth-century applied sciences of mass reproduction.

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