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ART 533 - Discipleship and the Arts

“Discipleship” is the ongoing process of Christian theo-ethical, or spiritual, formation in the believer. Educational theorists have long posited the necessity of imagination and the arts as a crucial element in education. Similarly, ART 533 posits the importance of imagination and the arts to spiritual formation, or discipleship. In the first 1000 years of the church’s existence, pictures, signs and symbols were crucial to the discipleship of Christians who were illiterate. The course explores how the imagination processes both words and images as communication, and how the fine and performing arts are important to the discipleship of the individual believer.