The "Return" of Religion in the Scholarship of American Art

Promey, Sally M.
September 2003
Art Bulletin;Sep2003, Vol. 85 Issue 3, p581
Academic Journal
Traces the scholarship produced in the U.S. that concerns American artistic production and its historical relations to religion from the seventeenth century to the twenty-first century. Discussion on the secularization theory of modernity; Example of the influence on art history of the twentieth-century split between modernism and religion; Factors that influenced the study of religion in the American academy; Characteristics of art history in the 1950s and 1960s; Approaches in the scholarship and criticism of art.


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