Beyond blasphemy or devotion: Art, the secular, and Catholicism in Paris

Elayne Oliphant

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    Abstract

    In this article I explore the relationship between the secular and 'cultural' Catholicism in France through the lens of a contemporary art exhibit displayed at a new project of the French Catholic Church. Visitors' varied responses to the exhibit, I argue, ultimately reinforced the organizers' claim that the activities that occur within this 'non-religious' space of the French church are self-evident aspects of a broadly recognizable and 'secular' French or European culture.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)352-373
    Number of pages22
    JournalJournal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
    Volume21
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Anthropology
    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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