The Arts, Community and Cultural Democracy

  • Lambert Zuidervaart
  • Henry M. Luttikhuizen

Part of the Cross-Currents in Religion and Culture book series (CCRC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Art Is No Fringe: An Introduction

    1. Lambert Zuidervaart
      Pages 1-12
  3. Politics of Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Sharon R. Vriend
      Pages 67-79
  4. Institutions of Art

  5. Questions of Interpretation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Theo de Boer
      Pages 165-179
  6. Creations of History

  7. Afterword

    1. Lambert Zuidervaart
      Pages 255-256
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 257-263

About this book


This interdisciplinary and international collection explores the role of the arts in shaping contemporary religion and politics. The authors ask about the future of viable communities and democratic cultures in a postmodern world, looking for clues in artistic practices and institutions and their impact on how people create history and interpret texts. The collection shows that the arts are central to struggles over the shape of society in the new millennium.

Editors and affiliations

  • Lambert Zuidervaart
    • 1
  • Henry M. Luttikhuizen
    • 2
  1. 1.Calvin CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Calvin CollegeGrand RapidsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-62376-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-62374-7
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