Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA)
The Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA) is a research institute based at St Mary's College, the Divinity School at the University of St Andrews. ITIA aims to advance and enrich an active conversation between Christian theology and the arts - bringing rigorous theological thinking to the arts, and bringing the resources of the arts to the enterprise of theology. As part of this, it seeks to explore the role of the imagination in the arts, as part of a wider theological interest in the imaginative aspects of our humanity.
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(University of St Andrews, 2020-06) - ThesisStandard accounts of C. S. Lewis’s life and work have typically struggled to explain the complexity of the data and its apparent contradictions, and reduce his conversion to an inscrutable metaphysical event of unquestioned ...
(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-20) - Thesis
Contrasting examples of liturgical installation art in Christian worship in England and Scotland from the 1980s to the present day (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-25) - ThesisThis dissertation argues that liturgical installation is a sub-genre of installation art. Liturgical installation encompasses many of the same key characteristics as installation art but with the distinction that its main ...
(University of St Andrews, 2018-06-26) - ThesisGod is revealed through Scripture and the Incarnation as desiring to establish loving relationships with others beyond the Trinity. In the beginning he did so by creating human beings, and making himself, his desires, and ...
Multivalence, liminality, and the theological imagination : contextualising the image of fire for contemporary Christian practice (University of St Andrews, 2018-12-07) - ThesisThis thesis contends that the image of fire is a multivalent and theologically valuable image for application in British Christian communities. My research offers an original contribution by contextualising the image of ...