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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

Editor in Chief: Timothy Beal

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts (OEBART)) is an in-depth, comprehensive reference work that covers the cultural history of biblical texts, themes, characters, images, and the Bible itself in the literary, visual, and musical arts. Appearing in response to the shifting landscape of biblical studies over the last decade, OEBART embraces the broadest possible definition of "interpretation", one that includes a cultural-historical perspective. Entries are organized primarily according to specific literary, visual, and musical artists, types of works, and periods (e.g., Bach, Johann Sebastian; Shakespeare, William; Children's Bibles and Literature; Christian Visual Art, Early), revealing how the Bible figures in each. OEBART contains 148 entries ranging in length from 2,000 to 12,000 words. With bibliographic references and suggestions for further reading, each entry provides scholars and students with a reliable source of specialist information on topics that are not covered by existing general reference works

Published by Oxford University Press, 2016.


Table of Contents

African American Literature
African American Visual Art
African Art
Aniconism
Atwood, Margaret
Australian and New Zealand Art
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Baroque Visual Art
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Bellini, Giovanni
Beowulf
Bernard of Clairvaux
Blake, William
Blues Music
Borges, Jorge Luis
Brahms, Johannes
Britten, Benjamin
Brontë, Charlotte
Brontë, Emily
Browning, Robert
Bruckner, Joseph Anton
Byron, George Gordon
Byzantine Visual Art
Calvin, John
Cantata
Caravaggio
Caribbean Art
Chagall, Marc
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Children's Bibles and Literature
Chinese Art
Christian Music, Contemporary
Christian Visual Art, Early
Cohen, Leonard
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Contemporary Visual Art
Copland, Aaron
Country Music
Cranach, Lucas
Crosby, Frances Jane
Dante Alighieri
Donatello
Donne, John
Dorè, Gustave
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Drama
Dürer, Albrecht
Dylan, Bob
Eliot, George
Eliot, T. S.
English Literature, Early Modern
Eyck, Jan van
Family Bibles
Faulkner, William
Fiction, Biblical
Film
Finster, Howard
Folk and Outsider Art
Folk Music
Giotto
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Gordon, Mary
Gospel Music
Gothic Literature
Handel, George Frideric
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Haydn, (Franz) Joseph
Hebrew Biblical Narrative
Hebrew Biblical Poetry
Herbert, George
Hildegard of Bingen
Hip-Hop Music
Horror Literature
Icons
Illustration, Bible
Indian Art
Indie Music
Islamic Visual Art
Israeli Literature
Japanese Art
Jazz Music
Jesus Movies
Jewish Literature
Jewish Visual Art
Julian of Norwich
Kazantzakis, Nikos
Keats, John
King, Stephen
Latin American Art
Leonardo da Vinci
Levertov, Denise
Lewis, C. S.
Luther, Martin
MacMillan, James
Mahler, Gustav
Maps
Mass
Material Scripture
McCahon, Colin
McCarthy, Cormac
Medieval Literature
Medieval Music
Medieval Visual Art
Melville, Herman
Mendelssohn, Felix
Messiaen, Olivier Eugène Prosper Charles
Michelangelo
Milton, John
Modern and Contemporary Visual Art
Modern Literature
Morris, Leila Naylor
Morrison, Toni
Music of the Bible
Musicals
Native American Art
New Testament Literature
New Zealand Art
Novels
O'Connor, Flannery
Opera
Oratorio
Outsider Art
Percy, Walker
Performance
Photography
Pope, Alexander
Print Bibles
Protestant Art and Iconography
Protestant Hymns
Purcell, Henry
Rap and Hip-Hop Music
Reggae Music
Rembrandt
Renaissance Music
Renaissance Visual Art
Reproductions, Biblical
Requiem
Rice, Anne
Ritual Art
Robinson, Marilynne
Rock Music
Rococo Visual Art
Romantic Literature
Rubens, Peter Paul
Science-Fiction and Fantasy Literature
Sermons
Shakespeare, William
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
South African Art
South Asian Art
Steinbeck, John
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Stravinsky, Igor
Tavener, John
Tennyson, Alfred
Teresa of Avila
Theater
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Tolstoy, Leo
Twain, Mark
U2
Updike, John
Victorian Literature
Voltaire
Watts, Isaac
Webber, Andrew Lloyd
Wesley, Charles
Wordsworth, William
World Music

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