Transpositions

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Transpositions

On one level, the word transpositions connotes our goal to create conversations between Christian theology and the arts. Just like a musician might transpose from the key of B flat Major to C Major in order to create beautiful music with other instruments, we desire to transpose from the mode of theology to the arts and from the arts to theology in order to create meaningful resonances. Transpositions also brings to mind placing images and ideas of varying opacity over one another so that from particular points of view they appear to blend without distinction, creating a new form of beauty. On yet another level, transpositions suggests the nature of both art and theology as a transposition of divine reality into earthly form.

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Karen McClain Kiefer
Dec 04 2019, 13:55

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This week Karen McClain Kiefer reflects on the antiphon ‘O Root of Jesse’ and the icon The Tree of Jesse. Gustav Klimt’s...

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Nayeli Riano
Nov 25 2019, 19:43

Light coming through a stained-glass window is one of those effects unique to the church space—we can hardly witness it anywhere else. Despite, or...

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Letizia Morley
Nov 22 2019, 15:15

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Our series on The Art of Advent: A Painting a Day by Jane Williams continues with Letizia Morley reflecting on the Great Antiphon...

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Mariah Ziemer
Nov 20 2019, 16:25

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Our series on The Art of Advent: A Painting a Day by Jane Williams begins with Mariah Ziemer’s reflection on the Great Antiphon...

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Karen McClain Kiefer
Nov 20 2019, 14:26

Jane Williams, The Art of Advent: A Painting a Day from Advent to Epiphany (London: SPCK, 2018). Softcover, 176 pages. £9.99.   Transpositions editors, reflectors,...

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