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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 580

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

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

Dates

  • 1962-2004

Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Extent

12 boxes

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

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.

Acquisition Information

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

Related Materials

For a related collection, please see bMS 555.
Title
Society for the Arts, Religion, and Contemporary Culture. Records, 1962-2004 (bMS 00580): A Finding Aid.
Author
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
EAD ID
div00580

Repository Details

Part of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School Repository

Special Collections at Andover-Harvard Theological Library preserves and makes accessible primary source materials documenting the history of religion and theology, with particular historical emphasis on American liberal religious traditions. Though the historical strengths of the collections have been in the field of Christianity, other religious traditions are increasingly reflected, in step with Harvard Divinity School's evolving focus on global religious studies.

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