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Practice-led theology: The studio as a site for theology in the making

Byrne, Libby (2017) Practice-led theology: The studio as a site for theology in the making. Theology. pp. 197-207. ISSN 0040-57IX

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This article explains the development of a practice-led systematic theological enquiry and considers how reflexive studio practice can offer a means of engaging material and embodied knowing in the pursuit of a theological question. It considers the influence of the studio in the art-making process with particular reference to the work of Andy Warhol, Ai Weiwei and Anselm Kiefer. The article explores the agency of the studio in the development of the author’s own practice-led theological enquiry into the nature of healing in the absence of cure. This leads to a discussion about the function of the studio for artists whose contemplative practice resides on the boundaries between art and theology and a conclusion about the role of the studio as a site for theology in the making.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: art-based method, healing, practice-led theology, studio practice, theology in the making
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Pastoral Studies
D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Dr Libby Byrne
Date Deposited: 01 May 2018 04:25
Last Modified: 01 May 2018 04:25
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3071

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