Description   Many of the earliest works of art were both
sacred and sexual and this connection between the
two themes has continued through the ages. Some
cultures have used art work to show how sex and
the sacred are indistinguishable while others
have used it to separate the body and spirit. The
ways in which sexuality has been depicted has had
an enormous influence on religious understandings
of the body; for example, images of Eve and Mary
Magdalene have formed popular ideas of who they
were and how sexuality is related to sinfulness
and redemption. This class will examine a number
of themes related to sexuality in sacred art and
explore our understandings of sexuality through
creative expression. (Themes: Connections between
Sex, Spirit and Art; Creation and Fertility; Sin
and Redemption; Mysticism and Transcendence; The
Sexual Body).

NOTE: This course is the ONLINE version of RARS
2321 Sexuality in Sacred Art. Only students
taking the course as an online course should
register using this course number; all others
should register for RARS 2321. This course meets
at posted course meeting times using Adobe
Connect, and you must be available in your
corresponding time zone to participate in class.
A webcam, high speed internet connection, and the
latest version of Flash is required.
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* Note: The description above does not necessarily apply to any courses other than the one in the latest term.
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