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Theological Aesthetics: Art and Theory of Art in the Christian Tradition

Course
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-24876
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application closed, late application opens 15 December 2020.

Study pace
50%
Time
Mixed time
Location
Location independent
Study form
Distance
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-24884
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application closed, late application opens 15 December 2020.

About

Art and theology have always been intertwined. This course provides
historical and contemporary perspectives on theological aesthetics, in
relation both to concrete artistic expression and to the formulation of
theory. Several historically significant issues are dealt with, such as
the prohibition against images and early iconography, the Byzantine
iconoclasm and the theology of icons, naturalism’s understanding of
religious art, and the return of theological aesthetics in the twentieth
century. The course also deals with contemporary topics, such as the
limits of a didactic understanding of art, the relation between
religious iconography and religious art, and the relation between
aesthetic experience and religious experience. This is intended to
facilitate an ability to relate aesthetics and theology with a view to
their mutual dependence.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Degree of Bachelor or completed courses of at least 180 credits at first cycle level, of which at least 90 credits with progression in some main field of study where it is included a bachelor's thesis of at least 15 credits. Qualified are also those that have equivalent foreign education or that have equivalent prior knowledge according to earlier study regulation. Furthermore, knowledge corresponding to English A/English 5 is required.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.