About the Theology and Human Culture (2022) course
This course introduces students to the relationship between theology and culture. We will consider the impact of culture on theology, and how theological ideas and themes can be found in culture (for instance in works of visual art).
The course will develop your understanding of the different ways in which this relationship between theology and culture is approached, and will learn about influential theologians and questions that have sparked debate within this area.
We will also have the opportunity to explore how theological themes have been explored in the creative arts, and how the creative arts can themselves be ways of doing theology.
Specific themes include
- Exploring the psychology and theology of the work of the school of life with Professor James Woodward
- How economics, gender, language, theology mediate how we look at art with Dr Deborah Lewer
- Key scholars in the conversation between theology and culture with Dr Eleanor McLaughlin
- Historical interactions between theology and and human culture through the lens of medieval mystics with Dr Michael Hahn
Those not enrolled for academic credit may book to participate as an auditor.
This course would made an excellent addition to a study break, retreat or sabbatical in the beautiful Salisbury Cathedral Close, where residential participants enjoy full board, access to the library and to the pattern of liturgy at Salisbury Cathedral.
Whether it’s cultural events, sightseeing (Stonehenge is nearby for example) or shopping — there’s plenty to do if you’d like to extend your stay the weekend before and after the course. For ideas, visit Salisbury Cathedral Close attraction websites to see what’s on Sarum’s doorstep. Visit the Wiltshire Creative website to view events at nearby Salisbury Playhouse and the Salisbury Arts Centre. The Experience Salisbury website has an excellent city-wide listing of forthcoming events around the city.
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Enrolled students also may attend teaching weeks for modules in addition to the modules which they are studying for credit, by permission of the Programme Leader. Student rates for hospitality costs during a teaching week currently are: £250 (en-suite), £200 (standard) and £60 (non-residential), along with an educational fee of £125 per booking. The audit fee and hospitality prices are reviewed annually with any changes effective from 1 July.