Creativity, Art and the Spiritual (RLST2625)


An investigation into the various ways in which the arts - music, dance, literature and visual art - relate to religious life. Lectures and tutorials will introduce students to the world of religion and art in the traditions of China, India, the Middle East and Europe. The interpretation will particularly focus upon the way a people's understanding of the sacred shapes the significance they give to the arts.

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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x3000wd Essay (60%), 1x1000wd tutorial paper (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


12 Junior credit points from Studies in Religion



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