The Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA) is a research institute based at St Mary's College, the Divinity School at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.
ITIA aims to advance and enrich an active conversation between Christian theology and the arts — bringing rigorous theological thinking to the arts, and bringing the resources of the arts to the enterprise of theology. As part of this, it seeks to explore the role of the imagination in the arts, as part of a wider theological interest in the imaginative aspects of our humanity.
+ Weekly ITIA Seminar, 6 December
The next ITIA seminar will be on Friday 6 December. Our speaker is Dr John Pazdziora (ITIA) on the topic ‘Knowing Magic Makes You a Sage. George MacDonald and the So-called Sacramental Imagination’.
For a full list of seminars in this semester, visit the weekly seminar page. Unless otherwise stated, the ITIA seminar will take place on Fridays at 11am in St Mary’s College Hall. For a list of previous seminars visit the past seminars archive.
+ Film Discussion Evening, 13 December
The final film discussion evening of the Martinmas Semester will be on Friday 13 December, 6.45pm for a 7pm start. We'll be watching Never Let Me Go (2010), followed by a facilitated discussion on the theological and artistic themes that arise. For a full list of film discussions in this semester, please visit the film discussions page. Unless otherwise stated, the film discussions will take place in Canmore Catholic Chaplaincy (24 The Scores, St Andrews).