For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com What role did religion play in the arts in Islamic civilizations? What artistic cultural influence have Islamic civilizations had on our own culture today? Provide an example to illustrate your points. Read the Critical Thinking excerpt on p.189 of Arts and Culture and then answer the following questions. How is the culture of India reflected in the idea of the sacred cow? What influence does this have on the arts of India? Other than the sacred cow examples listed in your text, what is a sacred cow in the United States.