The Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion and the Arts

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion and the Arts: Renaissance to Modern

This thematic collection of essays is designed to shore up the coverage in the ORE Religion in this fascinating subfield, which has seen an explosion of academic and popular interest. The collection will consist of approx. 120–150 essays that will explore key topics in the study of the role of arts in religion in Western modernity. All of the articles appear online as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion.

Volume Editor

 Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, Georgetown University

Associate Editors

 Zohar Hadromi-Allouch, University of Aberdeen

 Heidi J. Hornik, Baylor University

 Edward van Voolen, Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam

 Barbara von Barghahn, The George Washington University

 Richard Viladesau, Fordham University

Major Topics


Critical Theory

Visual Art

Performance Art


Architecture/Sacred Spaces

Gender Studies



Spain, Portugal, and the New World Art & Architecture

Islamic Art

African, African-American, and Caribbean Art 



Holy Books and Manuscripts (Mikeal C. Parsons)
Ritual (Barry Stephenson)
Visual Arts: Christian Visual Art (Christine E. Joynes)
Visual Arts: Abstraction (Paula Wisotzki)
Visual Arts: Modern Art (Jonathan A. Anderson)
Visual Arts: Postmodernism (Meredith Munson)