2008 - God and the Artist
New College Lecture Series 2008
God and the Artist: Human Creativity in Theological Perspectiveby Professor Trevor Hart
The relationship between creativity, imagination and belief is a rich topic that has been explored by theologians and artists alike for many centuries. Drawing on the work of Shakespeare, Shelley, Cervantes, Tolkien and others, Professor Trevor Hart addressed this topic at the 22nd annual New College Lecture series. Read a detailed summary of all 3 New College lectures by New College's Master Prof Trevor Cairney here. During his New College Lectures visit Greg Clarke conducted a series of interviews with Professor Hart about his topic.
God and the Artist – Lecture Summaries
Tuesday 2 September | ‘The lunatic, the lover and the poet’: divine copyright and the dangers of ‘strong imagination’
Wednesday 3 September | The ‘heart of man’ and the ‘mind of the maker’: Tolkien and Sayers on imagination and human artistry
Thursday 4 September | Givenness, grace, and gratitude: creation, artistry and eucharist
The 2008 New College Lectures audio is available from the audio archives, which are arranged chronologically with the most recent talks listed first.