Seeing Star Wars as a child blew my mind. Not just the space battles and derring do but the idea that faith ideas could co-exist with that other stuff right up there on the screen. Ever since I've been interested in noticing the themes and moments when faith and the arts connect, whether that be in film, music, painting and even reality TV!
Dr Carol Hebron is an expert in this field. In fact she's just finished a PhD on the ways in which Judas has been portrayed on the Silver Screen. Her extensive reading and experience in the area of the Arts and faith makes her more than qualified to teach a subject at St Francis college in the coming semester called, "Theology, The Arts and Film.
Students have signed up for this subject as a part of their tertiary study and you can too. But you might also consider doing what we call "auditing" the subject. This means you can come to each lecture, participate fully, receive the readings and so on but not have to do any of the assessment, unless you want to. It does cost, but only a fraction of what the full cost usually is.
This class meets over a series of 12 Tuesday evenings: beginning Tuesday, 15 July 2014.
Find out more about the subject and how to sign up for auditing it by clicking on the big orange button...