The work of creation: Image, idolatry, and Jewish discourse in theology and the arts

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/553071
Title:
The work of creation: Image, idolatry, and Jewish discourse in theology and the arts
Authors:
Vincent, Alana M.
Abstract:
The Second Commandment, prohibiting both the worship and manufacture of graven images, is often employed as a mechanism for explaining a perceived absence of Jewish participation in the visual arts, in spite of a well recorded history of Jewish participation in the manufacture of graven images which are typically classed as craft objects. This article aims to introduce to theology the scepticism towards hierarchical distinctions between art and craft which is already familiar in the world of art theory, and by so doing prompt a dislocation of theological reflection on works of art from the point of visual engagement to the point of manufacture. It suggests that attentiveness to Jewish discourses about material production opens up interesting and potentially generative possibilities for work in theology and the arts beyond the consideration of specifically Jewish art.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
The work of creation: Image, idolatry, and Jewish discourse in theology and the arts, Literature and Theology, 2015
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Literature and Theology
Publication Date:
16-May-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/553071
DOI:
10.1093/litthe/frv022
Additional Links:
http://litthe.oxfordjournals.org/; http://litthe.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/doi/10.1093/litthe/frv022
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Literature and Theology following peer review. The version of record [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: http://litthe.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/doi/10.1093/litthe/frv022
ISSN:
0269-1205
EISSN:
1477-4623
Appears in Collections:
Theology and Religious Studies; Theology and Religious Studies

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dc.contributor.authorVincent, Alana M.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-18T16:23:42Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-18T16:23:42Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05-16en
dc.identifier.citationThe work of creation: Image, idolatry, and Jewish discourse in theology and the arts, Literature and Theology, 2015en
dc.identifier.issn0269-1205en
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/litthe/frv022en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/553071en
dc.descriptionThis is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Literature and Theology following peer review. The version of record [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: http://litthe.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/doi/10.1093/litthe/frv022en
dc.description.abstractThe Second Commandment, prohibiting both the worship and manufacture of graven images, is often employed as a mechanism for explaining a perceived absence of Jewish participation in the visual arts, in spite of a well recorded history of Jewish participation in the manufacture of graven images which are typically classed as craft objects. This article aims to introduce to theology the scepticism towards hierarchical distinctions between art and craft which is already familiar in the world of art theory, and by so doing prompt a dislocation of theological reflection on works of art from the point of visual engagement to the point of manufacture. It suggests that attentiveness to Jewish discourses about material production opens up interesting and potentially generative possibilities for work in theology and the arts beyond the consideration of specifically Jewish art.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://litthe.oxfordjournals.org/en
dc.relation.urlhttp://litthe.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/doi/10.1093/litthe/frv022en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Literature and Theologyen
dc.subjectJudaismen
dc.subjecttheology and arten
dc.subjectidolatryen
dc.subjectcraften
dc.titleThe work of creation: Image, idolatry, and Jewish discourse in theology and the artsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1477-4623en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalLiterature and Theologyen
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