Thursday, July 24, 2008

God and the Artist: Hart at New College lectures 2008

Last year's New College lectures by Oliver O'Donovan on moral wakefulness were excellent. This year, another top notch scholar (also from Scotland) is coming to present what may well be an equally fascinating series. Trevor Hart, Professor of Divinity & Director of the Institute for Theology and the Arts at the University of St Andrews, Scotland will deliver the 22nd annual New College lectures on 2nd-4th September. Here is the series outline:

God and the Artist: human creativity in theological perspective
1. ‘The lunatic, the lover and the poet’: divine copyright and the dangers of ‘strong imagination’
2. The ‘heart of man’ and the ‘mind of the maker’: Tolkien and Sayers on imagination and human artistry
3. Giveness, grace and gratitude: creation, artistry and Eucharist
Unfortunately, I'll be in Rome listening to O'Donovan again at the time, so I'll miss them. More details to come on the New College website. Given that I am about to begin studies at a (slightly older) New College, things could get a little confusing...


Mark said...

It just dawned on me that you won't be posting succinct summaries of each of the New College lectures, as per last year. For me at least that will be sorely missed!