TheoArtistry: practical perspectives on "theologically informed art"

This article reviews the TheoArtistry Composers' Scheme (2016-2018), in light of the developing concept of "theologically informed art". Based at the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts (ITIA) (University of St Andrews), the scheme partnered emerging theologians and comp...

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Published in:International journal for the study of the Christian church
Main Author: McKerron, Margaret F.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Routledge [2018]
In:International journal for the study of the Christian church
Year: 2018, Volume: 18, Issue: 4, Pages: 354-368
Further subjects:B Theology
B Theological Education
B Practical Theology
B Methodology
B Collaboration
B Music
B interdisciplinary inquiry
B Species
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:This article reviews the TheoArtistry Composers' Scheme (2016-2018), in light of the developing concept of "theologically informed art". Based at the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts (ITIA) (University of St Andrews), the scheme partnered emerging theologians and composers to create six new choral settings of Hebrew Bible "annunciations". In addition to producing new music, the project became a practical touchstone for reinvigorating dialogues between theologians and practising artists, as well as Christians and non-Christians. First, the author assesses the scheme's contributions to the study and practice of theologically informed art in the future. Second, she outlines some methodological issues associated with the scheme's unique breadth of participants. Finally, she assesses ecclesiological and theological ambiguities within the scheme. The author argues that clarifying these ambiguities expands horizons for future collaborations in theologically informed art.
ISSN:1747-0234
Contains:Enthalten in: International journal for the study of the Christian church
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/1474225X.2018.1535478