Mass of Remembrance for Declan Sullivan
Recorded Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame. Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., presiding; homily by Rev. Thomas P. Doyle, C.S.C.
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1.5 Differing perspectives

Closely related to representation of religion is the recurring issue of differing perspectives. In talking about perspectives here, we are thinking about how we look at something. We rarely approach anything neutrally – either consciously or subconsciously we tend to adopt a particular perspective – and how we look at something affects what we see. Whenever we make assumptions, we impose them on events, phenomena and other people. This is as true for scholars examining religion as
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1.4 The Victoria and Albert Museum's 'Sacred Spaces' exhibition

Some of these issues of representation were addressed indirectly by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2000, when an exhibition called ‘Sacred Spaces’ was mounted in conjunction with religious communities. The idea was to invite groups from different faith traditions to relate artefacts in the museum to their contemporary religious life. In practice, this had various unforeseen consequences.

The Jewish group photographed some of the objects in the museum, and then phot
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1.1 What are the issues?

Some themes recur when we start to think about religion. These include issues of continuity and change, representation, differing perspectives, authority, community and identity. In this unit we start to consider some of them in detail.

The full list of themes and issues considered in this section are:

  • Continuity and change

  • Representation

  • The Victoria and Albert Museum 'Sacred Spaces' exhibition of 2000


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Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XVIII, Issue 3
CONTENT: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, Photographing the Mani Codices, Reconstructing Q, The Fall Public Lecture Series (The Spade and the Scroll: Archaeology, Manuscripts, and the Bible): "Avoiding Another Dead Sea Scroll Fiasco," "Out From the Shadows: Women in the Postexilic Era (6-4 Centuries B.C.E.)," "Bringing the Dead Sea Scrolls Back to Life," "On the Historicity of the Patriarchal Tradition," and "Nude God, Gladiator, Philosopher, or Emperor: How to Depict Jesus"
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Description: Wooden jar carved in the style of a glass or stone cosmetic jar. It has a small base, a globular shouldered body and a wide conical neck that splays out to form a rim. There are two vertical loop handles from the top of the shoulder.
Description Source: Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 182

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Description: Export ware plate, part of a Scottish armorial service.
Heavily potted porcelain oval plate with a narrow footring and flat unglazed base. The plate is decorated in deep underglaze blue with a diaper pattern around the rim and four floral sprays, each incorporating one of the Hundred Antiquities; for example, the floral spray above the armorial design incorporates scrolls. At the centre of the plate is a coat of arms with lion crest in coloured overglaze enamels and trace

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