Selective Themes

Spiritual Theology

"What is Spiritual Theology?"

"Introduction to Spiritual Theology (Lecture Notes)"

By Anthony Lilles

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"Teaching Spiritual Theology: Methodological Reflections"

By James A. Wiseman

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"Spiritual Theology: Select Bibliography"

By Marcellino D’Ambrosio

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"'Spiritual Theology' by Jordan Aumann"

By George H. Bercaw

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"Spiritual Theology: A Systematic Study of the Christian Life by Simon Chan" (Notes)

By Clay Spencer

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"Spiritual Theology: A Systematic Study of the Christian Life by Simon Chan" (Book Review 1)

By Clark H. Pinnock

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"Spiritual Theology: A Systematic Study of the Christian Life by Simon Chan" (Book Review 2)

By Alan D. Strange

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"Theological Foundations for Spirituality: Basic Issues"

By Alister McGrath

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"Mapping the Margins: A Spiritual Theology of Encounter"

By William T. Ditewig

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"Spirituality, Theology and the Critical Mind"

By Pieter G.R. de Villiers

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"Center for the Academic Study of Christian Spirituality"

By Theologische Fakultät

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"The Spiritual Theology of the Separated Eastern Churches"

By Paul Mailleux, S.J.

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"Monastic Spiritual Theology"

"Spirituality in the Academy"

By Sandra M. Schneiders

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Somatic Theology

"The Theology of Our Bodies"

By Joshua Trock

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"The Body and Christian Theology"

"Christian Theology and the Body"

By David Cregg

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"Theological Reflection on the Human Body"

By John Joseph Myers

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"Why a Bodily Resurrection?: The Bodily Resurrection and the Mind/Body Relation"

By Joshua Mugg, James T. Turner, Jr

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"Body and Soul, Greek and Hebraic Tensions in Scripture"

By Dennis Bratcher

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"Emergents and the Rejection of Body-Soul Dualism"

By R. Scott Smith

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"Michelangelo’s Theology of the Body"

By Alejandro Teran-Somohano

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"The Human Body in the Theology of Martin Luther"

By Charles Lloyd Cortright

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"Calvin’s Theology of the Human Body"

By Derek J. Brown

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"Theology of the Body by John Paul II"

By John Paul II

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"What is the Theology of the Body and Why is it Changing so Many Lives?"

By Christopher West

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"Divine Melody: A Theology of the Body"

By Gilbert Bloomer

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The Redemption of the Body and Sacramentality of Marriage

By John Paul II

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"Holy Play: Toward a Christian Engagement with Physical Fitness"

By Andrew Arndt

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Kinesis & Poiesis

"Kinesics"

By Alessandra Padula

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"Kinesics, Haptics and Proxemics: Aspects of Non-Verbal Communication"

By Anjali Hans and Emmanuel Hans

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"Nonverbal Communication"

"Dance as Communication: Messages Sent and Received"

By Melissa Peick

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"The Techniques of Gesture Language: A Theory of Practice"

By Maya Tångeberg-Grischin

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"Body Language"

By Helena Sanches da Silva

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"Theology of Dance 101"

By Matt Mordini

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"Dancing Towards Personal and Spiritual Growth"

By Hildegunn Marie T. Schuff

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"Dance as Worship"

By Luz Iglesias

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"The Element of Dance in Worship"

By Noah Denver Manring

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"Biblical Theology and Corporate Worship"

By Bobby Jamieson

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"Theology of Dance - Old Testament"

By Gail G. Faust

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"The History of Dance in the Church"

"Poiesis"

By Nathan Brown & Petar Milat

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"Poiesis and Art-Making: A Way of Letting-Be"

By Derek H. Whitehead

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"The Concept of Poiesis in Heidegger's: An Introduction to Metaphysics"

By Alexander Ferrari Di Pippo

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"Perichoresis"

"The Dance is Not Perichōrēsis"

By Larry Perkins

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"Divine Dance, Divine In-Dwelling: Invitation to a Trinitarian Theology of Religions"

By Bruce Alderman

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Theatrical Theology

Theo-Drama: Theological Dramatic Theory by Hans Urs von Balthasar (Summary)

By Hans Urs von Balthasar

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"Narrative Theology: N.T. Wright’s Five-Act Hermeneutic"

By Jeremy Berg

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"The Five Act Hermeneutic (Scripture and the Authority of God by N.T. Wright)"

By Mike Barlotta

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"Kevin Vanhoozer Corrects N.T. Wright’s 5-Act Hermeneutic"

By Derek Rishmawy


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"Kevin Vanhoozer - 'Redramatizing Theology'"

By Marc Cortez

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"Theatrical Theology? – Reflections on the Drama of Doctrine"

By Lawrence Garcia

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"Theatre is Religion"

By Norman A. Bert

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"Anamnesis and the Silent Narrator in Plato and John"

By Egbert Jan Bakker

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"The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama"

By Keir Elam

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"Mimesis" (1)

"Mimesis" (2)

"Mimesis as Performance"

By Egbert Jan Bakker

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"Performance as Kinesis: Facilitation and Language Teaching as Activist Performance"

By Gene Segarra Navera

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"Beyond Words: The Remystification of the Divine through Dance, Silence and Theopoetics"

By Nora F. Wright

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"Paradigms of Communication in Performance and Dance Studies"

By Nicoleta Popa Blanariu

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Aesthetic Theology

"Art & Theology: Revitalizing the Christian Imagination through Painting, Poetry, Music, and More"

"Artistic Expression and Contemplation: Some Reflections Based on the Epistemology of Michael Polanyi"

By Barbara Bennett Baumgarten

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"Art Theory as Visual Epistemology"

By Harald Klinke

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"The Reformation of Art: The Aesthetics of Calvinism in the 16th and 17th Centuries"

By Clinton Stockwell

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"Is There a Reformed Aesthetic?"

By William Dyrness

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"Blake's Aesthetic Theology"

By James Rovira

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"Toward a Theology of Beauty"

By Jo Ann Davidson

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"Aesthetic Theology: Blessing or Curse?"

By Andreas J. Köstenberger

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"What is Aesthetic Theology?"

"Beauty as Love: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Theological Aesthetics"

By W. David O. Taylor

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"Philosophy for Theology: Aesthetics and Theology"

By Rondall Reynoso

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"Holy Beauty: A Reformed Perspective on Aesthetics within a World of Unjust Ugliness"

By John W. de Gruchy

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"A Biblical–Theological Aesthetic of Imagination and Creativity and its Application for Leaders"

By Michelle Vondey

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"Aesthetic Theology: the Original Form of Divine Communication, How Humanity has Communicated with God from the very Beginning"

By Stuart and Moira Gray

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"Resurrecting Liturgical Art: Function, Theology, and Aesthetics in Art for the Modern Church"

By Jonathan Paul Mayer

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"Theological Aesthetics and Performatism in the Aestheticization of the Roman Catholic Liturgy"

By Audrey Seah

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"A Poetic Theology: What Can Beauty Do for Us?"

By William A. Dyrness

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"The Theological Aesthetics of Jonathan Edwards"

By Kin Yip Louie

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"Creative Imagination: The Aesthetic Horizon in Theology"

By Thomas Franklin O’meara, O.P.

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"God, Beauty and Imagination: Theological Aesthetics"

"Faith Seeking Creative Understanding: from Propositional to Aesthetic and Dramatic Preaching"

By Yohwan Heo

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"God Intended that Religion and Art Should Be Complementary Expressions of His Own Character"

By Jo Ann Davidson

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"Dogmatic Aesthetics: A Theology of Beauty in Dialogue with Robert W. Jenson"

By Stephen John Wright

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"Art, Imagination and Theology"

By Sander Vloebergs

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"What God isn't: Apophatic Mysticism in Aesthetic Theology"

By Benjamin Harris

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"The Beauty of the Infinite"

By Andrew Wilson

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"Theological Aesthetics After von Balthasar"

By Oleg V. Bychkov and James Fodor

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"Creational Aesthetics & the Challenge of Conceptual Art"

By Steven Félix-Jäger

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"Aesthetic Nepsis, Enargeia and Theophany: Looking for the Christian Image"

By Lynette Hull

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"Icons in Time, Persons in Eternity: Orthodox Theology and the Aesthetics of the Christian Image"

By C.A. Tsakiridou

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"Kevin J. Vanhoozer on ‘Aesthetic’ Theology"

By Antony Billington

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"An Iconic Theology of Beauty: Orthodox Aesthetics of Salvation"

By Daniel Munteanu

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"Encountering God’s Beauty: How Hegelian Aesthetics Helps the Theologian"

By Jordan Ryan Goings

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"Augustine on the Aesthetics of Ambivalence"

By Hikasa Katsushi

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"Art & Theology"

By Sarah Clarkson

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"The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth"

By Geoffrey Wainwright

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"The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth"

By Lee Trepanier

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"The Beauty of Logos: Towards an Orthodox Aesthetic"

By G. V. Martini

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"Theology and the Arts: Encountering God through Music, Art, and Rhetoric"

By Richard Viladesau

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"The Flesh Flowers Again: St. Bonaventure and the Aesthetics of the Resurrection"

By John Saward

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"Aesthetics and Worship"

By James S. Spiegel

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"Herman Bavinck’s Theological Aesthetics: A Synchronic and Diachronic Analysis"

By Robert S. Covolo

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"The Beauty of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts, from the Catacombs to the Eve of the Renaissance"

By Richard Viladesau

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"Christianity, Art and Transformation: Theological Aesthetics in the Struggle for Justice"

By John W. De Gruchy

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"Poetic Seeing in Visual Arts and Theology: Aesthetics as a Spiritual and Loving Gaze within the Human Quest for Meaning"

By J. Louw

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"C. S. Lewis on the Arts, Aesthetics, and Christianity"

By David K. Naugle’s

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"Excess, Artifice, Sentimentality: Almodóvar’s Camp Cinema as a Challenge for Theological Aesthetics"

By Stefanie Knauss

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"Theology and the Arts"

Presence Theology

"Presence of God"

By Bryan E. Beyer

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"Evoking the Presence of God"

By Ted Grimsrud

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"A Theology of Presence"

By Paul Anderson

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"Celebrating God's Presence"

By John B. MacDonald

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"Living in the Presence of God: A Theology of Spiritual Formation"

By Edgar R. Lee

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"Presence and Absence in the Holy Land"

By Patrick Clark

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"Christ’s Presence in the Sacrament"

By Aaron Moldenhauer

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"What Does God’s Presence Imply?"

By Brandon Crowe

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"Real Presence"

"Divine Presence in the Eucharistic Theology of Nicholas Cabasilas"

By Metso, Pekka Juhani

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"Divine Presence Theology versus Name Theology in Deuteronomy"

By Roberto Ouro

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Everyday Theology

"Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends"

By Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Charles A. Anderson, and Michael J. Sleasman

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"Embodied: Theological Reflections on Everyday Life"

"Everyday Theology"

By Darren Wright

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"Everyday Theology"

"Everyday Theology: You Need To Feed Yourself"

By Aaron Armstrong

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"Thoughts on Everyday Theology: Articles Exploring the Implications of Faith"

"4 Ways Theology Is Practical for Everyday Life"

By Marc Cortez

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"Lived religion: The Praxis of Practical Theology"

By R. Ruard Ganzevoort & Johan H. Roeland

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"Vanhoozer’s 10 Rules for Cultural Interpretation"

By Derek Rishmawy

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"Everyday Religion as Orientation and Transformation: A Challenge to Theology"

By Jan-Olav Henriksen

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"How Can We Equip Our People for God’s Work in the World?"

"Theology for Everyday Life"

"Let Spirituality Guide Science, Theology, and Medicine"

By Cheryl Petersen

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"Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends" (Book Critique)

By Chris Miller

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"Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends" (Book Review)

By Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Charles A. Anderson, Michael J. Sleasman

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"St. Maximus on the 'Theology of Play'"

By Aaron Taylor

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"A Serious Theology of Play"

By David Naugle

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Contemplative Epistemology

"Calvin's So-Called Epistemology"

By Charles Partee

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"The Mirror Metaphor in Calvin’s Institutes: A Central Epistemological Notion?"

By Eric Kayayan

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"John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor and Theologian; Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin by Randall C. Zachman" (Book Review)

By Peter Opitz

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"Platonic Themes in the Thought of Calvin"

By Bruce Prescott

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"The Prospects for 'Mediate' Natural Theology in John Calvin"

By Michael L. Czapkay Sudduth

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"The Knowledge of God: John’s Gospel and Contemporary Epistemology"

By Murray Hogg

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"Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin" (Review)

By Randall C. Zachman

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"Repose in Mystery: The Limit of Sobriety According to John Calvin"

By Jan van Vliet

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"The Universe as the Living Image of God: Calvin's Doctrine of Creation Reconsidered"

By Randall C. Zachman

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"Providence: from 'pronoia' to Immanent Affirmation in John Calvin's Institutes of 1559"

By Michelle Chaplin Sanchez

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"Seeing Mind, Being Body: Contemplative Practice & Buddhist Epistemology"

By Anne Carolyn Klein

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"Contemplative Studies in Context"

By Bishal Karna

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"Toward an Epistemology of Nano-Technosciences"

By Jan C. Schmidt

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"The Pilgrim, Contemplative Self: Plotinus’s Platonic Portrait of Perfection"

By Ryan A Brandt

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"Meditation and Contemplation in High to Late Medieval Europe"

By  Karl Baier

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"On the Epistemology of Postmodern Spirituality"

By Dudley A. Schreiber

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"On the Substance of a Sophisticated Epistemology"

By Andrew Elby & David Hammer

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"Hidden Treasure: The Epistemology of Love According to Hans Urs on Balthasar"

By Timothy John Squier

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"A Hermeneutics of Contemplative Silence: Paul Ricoeur and the Heart of Meaning"

By Michele Therese Kueter Petersen

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"Epistemology and Cosmology in Neoplatonism: Is Cognition a Mind-Body-Problem?"

By Paul Richard Blum

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"Similarity and Difference: The Shared Ontology and Diverse Epistemologies of Practice Theory"

By Mark Thompson

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"The Art of Knowing: Epistemological Implications for a Schooling of the Imagination"

By Jonathan Code

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"The Epistemology of Doubt"

By M. Nazir Khan

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"'Sweetnesse in Communion with God': The Contemplative–Mystical Piety of Thomas Watson"

By Tom Schwanda

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"Hymns of the Faith: O Sacred Head Now Wounded"

By J. Ligon Duncan, Derek Thomas, and Bill Wymond

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