Category: Arts

Ancient Christian structures built with basalt rock or carved in the rock face and mudbrick buildings were dated back to between the fourth and seventh centuries AD. (Photograph by The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/AFP/Getty Images)

Archaeologists discover ancient church and temple in Egypt

Archaeologists unearth monks’ cells and churches with biblical inscriptions dating back to the early Coptic era. Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed the remains of Christian ruins in Egypt’s Western Desert, revealing monastic life in the region in the fifth century AD according to the Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. The church was built in the ruins of the Roman […]

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“Generation Biometrique” no. 5 (2008- 2013), Abdoulaye Konaté

Abdoulaye Konaté, A Great Contemporary African Artist of his Time

Abdoulaye Konaté, born in Diré, Mali in 1953, studied painting at the Institut National des Arts in Bamako and then the Institut Supérieur des Arts, Havana, Cuba, where he lived for seven years before returning to Mali. Abdoulaye Konaté is a Malian artist who combines hanging, assembly, dyeing and sculpture to achieve high recall and strong presence in space. With […]

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An Ethology of Religion and Art: Belief as Behavior (Routledge Studies in Religion)

Theorizing the Relation of Religion and the Arts

I have recently worked in a number of related areas in the study of religion, completing several articles and a book focusing on a reconsideration of the philosophy of religion, especially through a reconsideration of the relationship of religion and art. These articles concern a very broad reappraisal of the academic study of religion. However, growing from this is a […]

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