Because Transpositions is a collaborative effort by students at the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts (ITIA), we thought it would be appropriate to host a symposium on ‘the imagination’. From April 25th to 30th, 2011, we hosted a week of posts offering six perspectives on imagination and its influence on theology. Of course, there are a myriad of possible angles to approach the topic of imagination, but we offered a range of views that opened up vistas on this vast dimension of human experience and reflection, and that generated some fruitful conversations. Here is a schedule for the symposium:
- Monday, April 25th: “Enlightened Imagination,” by David Brown (Professor of Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture at the University of St Andrews).
- Tuesday, April 26th: “Metaphorical Imagination,” by Jim Watkins (PhD Candidate at ITIA and a regular contributor for Transpositions)
- Wednesday, April 27th: “Whimsical Imagination,” by Danny Gabelman (PhD Candidate at ITIA)
- Thursday, April 28th: “Apocalyptic Imagination,” by Samuel V. Adams (PhD Candidate at ITIA)
- Friday, April 29th: “Eschatological Imagination,” by Trevor Hart (Professor of Divinity at the University of St Andrews and Director of ITIA)
- Saturday, April 30th: “Synoptic Imagination,” by Wesley Vander Lugt (PhD Candidate at ITIA and a regular contributor for Transpositions)