Conference on the Arts and Theological Education

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Start Date: 
Tue, 01/01/1991
End Date: 
Sun, 06/30/1991

A group of faculty members concerned with the relationship between theological education, church life, and the arts was convened by the Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley) for conversation concerning two basic issues: What factors work in religious bodies, Protestant and Catholic, to sidetrack or militate against visual arts as an important part of Christian life? What modified or new educational strategies can be developed in theological education to foster positive change in relation to these factors? A conference on this topic was held in London, England, to which a number of faculty members from England, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, and the US were invited. The conference was jointly planned by the grantee and Tom Devonshire-Jones, curate of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Regents Park, London. The conference featured ten seminars in which all of the participants received assignments for presentations. There was also an evening series of lectures. US participants attending the conference included: John Dillenberger, director of the Center, John Cook, Wilson Yates, Theodore Gill, Doug Adams, Michael Morris, and Lois Fink. (KA)