The Second Spring & Benedictus Summer School

ART, CULTURE & FAITH

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In 2017 Benedictus collaborated with Second Spring Oxford

Themes explored included: the faith in transition from medieval to early modern culture and the Northern Renaissance.


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This course explored the interconnecting themes of Art, Culture & Faith through study of philosophy, theology, history, literature and the arts, studying some of the milestones, both intellectual and cultural, that have marked the development of our culture; from the classical past to Catholic Europe; from Plato and More to Raphael and Tolkien, in each case highlighting the thematic connections between the disciplines.

The course comprised lectures, classroom-based reading seminars and visits to galleries and museums; this exciting combination of learning techniques is essential in order to emphasise the connections across the subjects and understand the context in which major cultural and intellectual developments took place.