Some art is unmistakably religious in nature. Artists across all faiths also represent their communities through more abstract art. In every case, art is an expression of our individual and communal values and aspirations.
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In Social Studies we learn that familiarity with the past helps us understand the present. Understanding ancient illuminated (painted) texts from different faith traditions teaches about the past and provides insight to generations of religious artistic expression.
Religion shapes individuals, individuals shape society, society shapes our personal values. Values shape religion, religion shapes people, people shape society...
Identity: How do show the world who you are?