Negotiable Spaces: Art, Religion & the Gift of the Liminal
Christianity and the arts share common objectives, but none so fundamental as the initiative towards transformation. The hope of the gospel (viz. redemption of the body) would seem to suggest that
change is rather the point. We move from one state or condition to another: sinfulness to holiness, brokenness to wholeness, temporality to eternity. But why is it that our religious practices often seem far less potent than our engagement with the arts, even with so-called secular art? Is there some element at work in the arts that is somehow lacking in our religious practices, in our conceptions of liturgy and embodiment?