Literature, Art and The Christian Imagination

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

He loves us in spite of ourselves by Ruth PalmerDetails about the 2012/13 instalment of this course.

In response to requests from participants on Sarum’s highly popular Literature, Art and the Christian Imagination in 2010, this course offers further opportunities to examine the links between Christian spirituality and aesthetic experience.



  • 11 January: Mysticism and Imagination
  • 22 February: The Role of Imagination with special reference to William Blake
  • 14 March: Quakers and the Arts and Crafts Movement
  • 11 April: Spirituality through the Eyes of Denise Levertov, Bill Viola and others
  • 16 May: Seeing and Believing? Faith and doubt in Christian Art
  • 6 June: The River Thames in Art, Literature and Spirituality

Price £300, including lunch and refreshments
Full payment is required on booking

Course Details:

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tutors:
  • Tutor: Charles Pickstone

    • The Revd Charles Pickstone is an Anglican priest living in South London. Educated in Oxford, Paris and Leeds, he lectures and writes widely on Art and Spirituality.

  • Tutor: Patrick Moore

    • Br Patrick Moore is a De La Salle Brother and a Scholar in Residence at Sarum College. His doctoral studies were in aesthetics.

  • Tutor: Graham Howes

    • Graham Howes is an Emeritus Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and the author of The Art of the Sacred – an introduction to the aesthetics of art and belief. He is a Trustee of Art and Christianity Enquiry (ACE).

  • Tutor: Jane Gledhill

    • Dr Jane Gledhill is Lecturer in Christian Spirituality and Theology at Sarum College and taught Literature and Theology at the University of Kent.

  • Tutor: Anne Long

    • Anne Long is a retired Anglican priest with a particular interest in contemporary poetry. She teaches the art of listening and has written 'Praise him in the Dance', 'Listening' and two booklets on spiritual direction.

  • Tutor: Louise Nelstrop

    • Louise Nelstrop is Programme Leader for the MA in Christian Spirituality at Sarum College. Her main research interests are medieval mysticism and practical theology, particularly as it relates to the emerging church and to healthcare.

  • Tutor: Vernon White

    • The Revd Canon Vernon White is Canon Theologian at Westminster Abbey, and was formerly Principal of the Southern Theological Education and Training School (STETS). He writes on providence and identity.

  • Tutor: Ben Pink Dandelion

    • Professor Ben Pink Dandelion is Honorary Professor of Quaker Studies at Woodbrooke College and author of numerous works on Quakerism.

  • Tutor: Roger Homan

    • Professor Roger Homan teaches Religious Studies at the University of Brighton. Since becoming blind he has cultivated a particular interest in the visual arts. He is author of The Art of the Sublime.

  • Tutor: Margaret Gill

    • Dr Margaret Gill is studying for an MA in Fine Art in Farnham. She has a long term interest in spirituality and the creative imagination.