This comparative religions course will explore how religions have expressed their representation and devotion to a higher being or God in religion in visual form using sculpture and painting. We will also examine how religions have resisted, sometimes violently, as well as supported the use of images in their religious traditions historically. The course asks questions such as: Is an image an icon or an idol? Does the image enhance or take the place of a written scripture? Can we ever represent God in an image? Does the image embody or is just a representation of a higher reality? Do we need images when we worship? Religions we may explore include Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. This course includes an exhibition project.