Theology & the Spatial Arts

This site aims to encourage research in the interrelation of Christian theology and the spatial arts. Christian theology is the attempt to attend to the Word of God made known in and through Jesus Christ. The 'spatial arts', on the other hand, are those that contribute to the formation of our built environment - architecture, town planning, interior design, sculpture, landscape architecture, and so on. These arts shape the spaces we inhabit and contribute to the facilitation and enhancement of our various human projects. The purpose of this project is to consider not only how the incarnation encourages us to interpret the diverse kinds of space which we indwell and which are constitutive of our identites but how our indwelling these spaces and our reflection upon this serves to reconfigure and enhance our theological frame of reference.



University of Otago Theology and the Spatial Arts