Religion, Science & the Arts
Strand: Religion & Public Life
Module Director: Andrew Village
Offered: Term 3 Summer 2012-13 at
Timetable: Thursday 6.30pm - 8.30pm
This module forms part of the Religion and Public Life strand,
which explores the way in which religion interacts with
contemporary culture. This module will explore the interaction of
religious life and religious belief with science and the arts.
Students will engage with theories of knowledge and how these vary
between religious, scientific and artistic discourses. The module
will allow students to compare and contrast the different ways in
which religion interacts with the discourses of science and of
humanities, as well as exploring some contemporary debates and
discussions that arise from these interactions.
Indicative essential book provision (examples):
- Astley, J., Brown, D., & Loades, A. (Eds.). (2004). Science
and religion: a reader. Edinburgh: T & T Clark.
- Brown, D. (2008). God and mystery in words: experience through
metaphor and drama. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Clayton, P., & Simpson, Z. (Eds.). (2008). The Oxford
handbook of religion and science. Oxford: Oxford University
- Elkins, J. (2004). On the strange place of religion in
contemporary art. New York Routledge.
- Stenmark, M. (2004). How to relate science and religion: A
multidimensional model. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans
Indicative Journals/Periodicals (examples):
- Religion and the Arts (Quarterly), Leiden: Brill
- Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, Oxford: Blackwell
- Culture and Religion: An Interdisciplinary
Journal, Abingdon: Routledge
One 6,000 word piece of written work (100% of the mark)