'Art and Belief' explores communication between faiths through an examination of contemporary artistic practice. The book discusses how a range of artists formulate their worldview and what motivates them to engage in dialogue. These artists are engaged in a wide range of artistic forms and practice and come to dialogue from diverse religious positions. The aim of the book is to question the assumptions of interreligious dialogue as a largely intellectual exercise in defining the religious "other" and to explore dialogue as a manifestation of interpersonal ethics.
Table of Contents
1. Interreligious Dialogue in a Changing World 2. Reflexive Religiosities and Complex Otherness 3. A Creative Perspective on Interreligious Dialogue 4. A Dialogue of Souls: Jordi Savall 5. Exploring Estrangement: Susanne Levin 6. Only the Idea of Snow is White: Marita Liulia 7. When Language is Not Enough: Chokri Mensi 8. Beauty is a Hole in the Wall: Cecilia Parsberg 9. Inhabiting a Mystery: Eric-Emmaneul Schmitt 10. Conclusions: The Art of Dialogue Notes Bibliography