28 October 2021

Elizabeth Theokritoff, ‘A World of Worship’

Online talks on sacred space: Presence, Person, Beauty.
This series brings contemporary authors to reflect on some of the most primary questions for theology and philosophy as well as the history of art and architecture.

According to ancient and continuing Christian tradition, with roots reaching back into the Old Testament, praising and serving God is the fundamental activity of all created things. We might think of this as the experience of mystics, but it is also deeply embedded in liturgical texts, from the Psalms onwards. This vision of creation leads to questions about the role of human use and shaping of natural materials and our natural environment, and the insights offered by use of matter in church life, particularly the Eastern Christian tradition of making and venerating icons.