Supplying theology's missing link

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This essay argues that there is a serious deficiency in all sub-disciplines of theology, in their failure to ask the further question of how any of them might then seriously engage the believer in their conclusions. Philosophy of religion, biblical studies and systematic theology are surveyed in turn, to explore further the nature of this missing link, in imaginative engagement. While visual art is used to illustrate how this could be provided, it is not claimed that this is the only way that this could be achieved, only that it is a largely ignored dimension in much contemporary discussion of the arts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-162
Number of pages10
JournalNew Blackfriars
Issue number1092
Early online date3 Feb 2020
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020


  • Art
  • Biblical Studies
  • Imagination
  • Symbol
  • Systematics


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