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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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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 August 12, 2020

Confront the Facts on Flannery O’Connor

Writing for Commonweal, Paul Elie argues that if we are going to look to Flannery O’Connor’s work to help us understand matters of race, we’ve got to understand the work itself, including her objectionable remarks of May 1964.