The arts reveal the locus of a faith tradition and an embodiment of religious practice, also serving as texts of Christian theology (Viladesau 2000 p. 124). The arts are important to the history of theology and are a way of reflecting on the ideas and values which constitute theology. The arts also provide a unique prospect for gaining insight into the nature and function of religion in ways that may not otherwise be available to those who study religion and the arts as separate entities.