Unit offered alternatively as: DP9035W
Available to undergraduate students as a Supervised Reading Unit
Online asynchronous lectures: 9 x 1 hour
Online synchronous sessions: 9 x 2 hours
Facilitated discussions and site visits (virtual or actual): 9 hours
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
- Articulate a clear understanding of the central questions that Christian apologists must address in order to make their own creative contribution to conversations with and between artists and scientists
- Critique major fault lines between particular disciplines, and demonstrate an understanding of some of the strategies that enable creative dialogue.
- Evaluate some of the inter-disciplinary conflicts that have arisen when the ideas of respected thinkers in the fields of science, art and theology have come into contact.
- Demonstrate competence in researching an emerging theme and developing a theological response.
- Portfolio (2,000 words) (30%)
- Tutorial paper (2,000 words) (30%)
- Essay (4,000 words) (40%)
- Supervised reading unit (5,000 words)
- Ball, Philip. Patterns in Nature: Why the Natural World Looks the Way it Does. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2016.
- Begbie, Jeremy. Ed. Beholding the Glory: Incarnation Through the Arts. London: DLT, 2000.
- Davies, Paul. God and the New Physics. London: Penguin, 2006.
- Gage, John. Colour and Meaning: Art, Science and Symbolism. London: Thames & Hudson, 1999.
- Hawking, Stephen. Brief History of Time: from big bang to black holes, updated edition. London: Bantam Press, 2011.
- Lamb, Trevor & Bourriau, Janine, eds, Colour, Art & Science. Cambridge: CUP, 1995.
- Kandinsky, Wassily. Concerning the Spiritual in Art. New York: Dover Publications, 1977, first published in English, 1914.
- Mc Grath, Alister & McGrath Joanna. The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine. London: SPCK, 2007.
- Polkinghorne, John. Science and Religion in Quest for Truth. London: SPCK, 2011.
- Seife, Charles. Zero: the Biography of a Dangerous Idea. London: Souvenir Press, 2000.
- Williams, Rowan. The Edge of Words: God and the Habits of Language. London: Bloomsbury Continuum, 2014.
Set texts recommended for purchase: Nil