Theology

  • The previous two pieces in this series have attempted to use the figure of the monster to draw out some of the flaws and contradictions in Enlightenment understandings of the self. The monster can be a powerful didactic tool in […]

    Facing the Darkness III: Monstrous Ontology, Part I

    The previous two pieces in this series have attempted to use the figure of the monster to draw out some of the flaws and contradictions in Enlightenment understandings of the self. The monster can be a powerful didactic tool in […]

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  • Someone recently asked me about the books I like to read. My first impulse was to start naming books that have changed my life. But then I realized, the conversation we were having wasn’t about life-changing moments: it was about […]

    Art That Doesn’t Change Your Life

    Someone recently asked me about the books I like to read. My first impulse was to start naming books that have changed my life. But then I realized, the conversation we were having wasn’t about life-changing moments: it was about […]

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  • Editor’s Note: The Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts is planning an international conference on Theology and Science Fiction for 2016. Watch this space for updates. In 1962, C.S. Lewis and Kingsley Amis talked over drinks about the developing genre […]

    C.S. Lewis on the Theological Nature of Science Fiction

    Editor’s Note: The Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts is planning an international conference on Theology and Science Fiction for 2016. Watch this space for updates. In 1962, C.S. Lewis and Kingsley Amis talked over drinks about the developing genre […]

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  • In Sarah Coakley’s new book, God, Sexuality, and the Self: An Essay ‘On the Trinity’, you may not expect a chapter devoted to devotional art, following a chapter of interviews with charismatic Anglicans on prayer, to help drive a thesis on […]

    Confessional Theology and Craig Thompson’s Blankets

    In Sarah Coakley’s new book, God, Sexuality, and the Self: An Essay ‘On the Trinity’, you may not expect a chapter devoted to devotional art, following a chapter of interviews with charismatic Anglicans on prayer, to help drive a thesis on […]

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  • Michael J. Bauer. Arts Ministry: Nurturing the Creative Life of God’s People. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013, 328 pp., £19.99/$29.00, paper. In this ‘practical study of arts ministry’ with an intended audience of ‘the church’, Michael J. Bauer’s Arts Ministry: Nurturing the […]

    Review: Arts Ministry: Nurturing the Creative Life of God’s People

    Michael J. Bauer. Arts Ministry: Nurturing the Creative Life of God’s People. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013, 328 pp., £19.99/$29.00, paper. In this ‘practical study of arts ministry’ with an intended audience of ‘the church’, Michael J. Bauer’s Arts Ministry: Nurturing the […]

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  • Editor’s Note: We are excited to welcome Kevin M. Antlitz, Ministry Fellow at Princeton University, to the Transpositions team. This is his first post as a Regular Contributor.  What does it mean to be truly human? Such a query provokes a host […]

    Reflecting Calvary: What it Means to be Truly Human

    Editor’s Note: We are excited to welcome Kevin M. Antlitz, Ministry Fellow at Princeton University, to the Transpositions team. This is his first post as a Regular Contributor.  What does it mean to be truly human? Such a query provokes a host […]

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  • Following up an earlier post, “The Imagination between Beauty and Goodness,” in which I discussed how the imagination might help bring the values of beauty and justice into closer proximity, my purpose here is to consider the following: How are we to understand […]

    Aesthetics as Concealment [and]/or Disclosure

    Following up an earlier post, “The Imagination between Beauty and Goodness,” in which I discussed how the imagination might help bring the values of beauty and justice into closer proximity, my purpose here is to consider the following: How are we to understand […]

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