About the Theology, Imagination and the Arts (2021) course
In this module students will have the opportunity to learn about historical and cultural developments in the field of theological aesthetics.
We will reflect theologically together on works of art (including visual art, performance art, music, and so on), and will also consider theological accounts of the imagination.
Students will learn about how Christian doctrine has been shaped by art throughout history.
Sessions this year include:
with Dr Jayme Reaves, we will discuss reading the Bible as literature, and how doing so opens up new questions to explore. Dr Reaves will also lead our thinking about reading the Bible in literature, investigating how literature uses biblical concepts.
With Dr Matthew Mills, we will consider how Mary is depicted as beautiful, both in material representations and in theological discourse.
If you are interested in the creative arts and human imagination from a theological perspective, whether you are a practitioner or not, this module is for you.
This is a postgraduate course open to ‘auditors’ e.g. those not enrolled for academic credit.