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(Taught Online) God, Beauty and the Imagination
- Course Dates: Mon 18 May 2020, 2:00 pm to Thu 21 May 2020, 2:00 pm
Due to the Coronavirus, this course is being taught online. See our official statement here.
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This course aims to explore how God, beauty and imagination have found expression in art, literature and music and how these themes have been reflected in theology.
In so doing the module will provide an introduction to some major art-historical epochs and subjects and examine how artists have engaged with and have rendered Christian dogmas, such as the life, death and resurrection of Christ, the Trinity, Mary, the church etc through various means from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. How to interpret works of art, literature and music from a theological perspective will be a central feature in the course.
Students will read and discuss relevant writings by contemporary and past theologians relating to themes in theological aesthetics, such as imagination, beauty, divine revelation, truth and meaning, and artistic forms as a locus theologicus.
Those not on the MA programme are very welcome to book on this module as an auditor. Click the link for additional information concerning the auditing of modules.