Faith on Canvas

Fine Arts

Captured on Canvas, a reflection on two paintings for Advent at the National Gallery, is an essay that students may consider about the link between visual allegory and our liturgical allegory of God’s real intervention in history: ” If it is Christmas we are celebrating, then we have left the realm of allegory far behind.”

The Secularization of Funerals

How secular Americans are reshaping funeral rituals:  Students can examine the trend toward cremation as a pattern in sociology, business, religion, family studies, ritual expression, and psychology.  According to estimates by the funeral industry’s main trade group, 2015 is on track to be the year that cremation surpasses burial for the first time, as a long-standing […]

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