The essays in this book represent ten years of the work of the Centre for the Study of Literature, Theology and the Arts in the University of Glasgow. Seemingly diverse, they are bound together by a common belief that theology flourishes in an interdisciplinary and transcultural environment. It cannot be an abstract concern, but is rooted in political circumstances, and responds to developments in society and the arts. That is why there are essays on film and contemporary artists like Mona Hatoum, as well as more traditional studies of theology read through and in literature. The Centre has always been an international meeting place, and contributions range well beyond the Western Christian, seeking new roots for theological thinking in the arts and culture of a postmodern world.
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2004. 248 pp., 6 ill.
The Editors: David Jasper is Professor of Literature and Theology and until recently was Dean of Divinity at the University
of Glasgow. He was the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Literature, Theology and the Arts. George Newlands
is Professor of Divinity at the University of Glasgow, and was the Director of the Centre for the Study of Literature, Theology
and the Arts from 1998 to 2002.