COMMUNITAS 2021 – Live-stream Interfaculty Conference: Preaching and the Arts
“Communitas” is an inter-faculty conference that brings together experts from across the various disciplines of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas to present, debate and deepen our understanding of a topic of crucial importance for our day.
Preaching is a complex activity, but most would agree that communicating the faith is at its heart. For most of history (even if less so now), the complex activity of artists has been considered, at least in part, as a form of communication. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Order of Preachers has a long association with the arts, seen as an integral part of the order’s central charism of preaching. In the year of the 800th anniversary of the dies natalis of St Dominic . . .
. . . in a world that is becoming more visual, narrative and secularized,
. . . where a rational presentation of the faith is increasingly rejected, and,
. . . where the arts in the West have become largely separated from the sources of religious inspiration which have fed them until well into the 20th century:
the inter-faculty conference, Communitas 2021, addresses the topic of “Preaching and the Arts”.