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Religion, Arts, and Culture

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Religion fundamentally shapes the way individuals see the world, their role in society, and the roles of others in their communities. For many artists, religion inspires their imagination and becomes a theme in their work. These resources look at how faith, belief, and religious principles influence and occupy modern American and global artists, including novelists, filmmakers, and poets.

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Paul Elie

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Faith and Culture Series

The university's Faith and Culture Series invites contemporary writers to Georgetown to reflect on their work in the context of the engagement of faith with culture.


Article June 15, 2020

How Racist Was Flannery O'Connor?

Flannery O’Connor has become an icon of American letters. Paul Elie argues that readers must now reckon with another side of her legacy in light of new evidence showing a more bigoted side to her character.

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