The diverse collections of The Minneapolis Institute of Arts include
thousands of works of art that were made for worship or religious ritual.
Historically, people have lavished the finest materials and workmanship
on those things that represented their most deeply held beliefs.
The works of art included here were selected because they illustrate
the main theological concepts of the world's major religions. The texts
attempt to provide concise overviews and are intended to serve as comparative
teaching resources. Each entry was reviewed by a knowledgeable practitioner
and/or ordained clergy of that faith.