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Theology, Imagination and the Arts
- Course Dates: Mon 6 December to Thu 9 December
In this module, students will explore the relationships between theology, arts, and imagination.
We will consider questions such as ‘How might we think differently about God after having seen this film, or this play?’ and ‘How do concepts of beauty influence how we imagine God?’
Students will have the opportunity to learn about historical and cultural developments in the field of theological aesthetics, and how Christian doctrine has been shaped by art throughout history. We will reflect theologically together on works of art (including visual art, performance art, music, and son on), and will also consider theological accounts of the imagination. Some of the guest lecturers will be practitioners of or experts in the creative arts.