If These Walls Could Talk: Community Muralism and the Beauty of Justice

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  • Copyright: 2012-06-01
  • Publisher: Liturgical Pr

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Foreword The Effect of Public Art on the Social Fabric of Communitiesp. xi
Introductionp. xv
Philadelphia: Spaces and Storiesp. 1
From Behind the Maskp. 3
Spaces, Stories, and Methodp. 7
The Ghetto as Symbolp. 19
Bibliographyp. 37
Murals: Painting Philiap. 41
Peaceable Kingdomp. 43
Painting Wallsp. 47
Painting Communityp. 59
Painting the Signs of the Timesp. 67
Bibliographyp. 79
Codes: The Impasses of Povertyp. 83
Songs of Hopep. 85
Code of the Streetsp. 91
Code of Whitenessp. 101
Code of Creativityp. 113
Bibliographyp. 125
Prisons: From Degradation to Restorationp. 129
Forgivenessp. 131
The Complexp. 135
Forgivenessp. 147
Restorationp. 161
Bibliographyp. 171
Beauty: Arts and the Body Politicp. 175
Born Againp. 177
Healingp. 183
Recoveryp. 195
Flourishingp. 205
Bibliographyp. 215
Holy Experiment: Religious Imagery in the Public Squarep. 219
Doorways to Peacep. 221
Visual Public Theologyp. 229
Visual Civil Pietyp. 239
Interfaith Creativityp. 253
Bibliographyp. 263
Appendix: Imagining the Signs of the Timesp. 267
Theological Aesthetics and Contemporary Christian Ethicsp. 267
Sources for an "Aesthetic Ethics"p. 274
Scripturep. 274
Philosophyp. 280
Traditionp. 291
Experiencep. 298
What Remains Unimaginedp. 308
Indexp. 311
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