This unit introduces and examines a conversation between the resources of Christian theology and those of the arts, enquiring into the ways that these two fields of human activity both inform and are informed by each other. Students will think through the implications of such for theology, for human artistry and for the shape and content of human vocation.
Unit code: DP9009W
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Proposing College: Whitley CollegeShow when this unit is running
Analyse the respective contributions of theology and the arts to each other’s assumptions and methods.
Describe a range of responses to how theologians and artists have understood each other’s vocations.
Articulate a coherent theological statement on the relationship between theology and the arts.
Exhibit independent and critical responses to both a selection of artworks and to the conversations in which artists and theologians are engaged.
Propose a methodology in which the arts and theology together inform both faith and communal identity
This unit extends students learning. 48 points, incl. 24 points in DP.
This unit will involve lectures, seminars, site visits
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Journal of Critical Reflections
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 23 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:50 +1000