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bMS 580

Society for the Arts, Religion, and Contemporary Culture. Records, 1962-2004 (bMS 00580): A Finding Aid.

Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

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Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: bMS 580
Repository: Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University
Creator: Society for the Arts, Religion, and Contemporary Culture.
Title: Society for the Arts, Religion, and Contemporary Culture. Records, 1962-2004.
Date(s): 1962-2004
Quantity: 12 boxes
Abstract: This collection contains records of meetings, planning documents for the Tillich lectureship, information about the Wine Cellar Series, biographical material, correspondence, and program material .

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the Society for the Arts, Religion, and Contemporary Culture, 1962-2004.

Access:

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Related Materials

For a related collection, please see bMS 555.

Biographical / Historical

Founded in 1961 by by Marvin Halverson, the Society's "purpose and program are based on the belief that the roles of the arts and religion are decisive. They reflect the struggle to conserve and to recover depth and wholeness, to reaffirm personal responsibility in the face of dehumanization, to define the ground for human freedom and creativity in a culture which tends increasingly to impose impersonal tyrannies over mind and spirit. Religion in isolation from the arts is starved of concrete embodiment of its insights into the fullness of human life. Art gives religion the eyes to see ourselves in all our dimensions, the ears to hear the voice of our inner lives and the instruments with which to communicate with each other. At the same time, the past suggests that the arts realize their potential most fully within that transcendent, unifying vision which is the heart of religion." (from the SARCC website, 2004) See bMS 555 for further records of the Society.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records of meetings, planning documents for the Tillich lectureship, information about the Wine Cellar Series, biographical material, correspondence, and program material .

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