Biola has made 2012 the “Year of the Arts” and we are enjoying a stellar line-up of presentations from thinkers all across the country and around world. Table Talk will be joining this broader discussion by offering a series of discussions on sacred space.
Our first presentation will be given by Jonathan Anderson and Matt Jenson. They remind us that “Sacred Space” is an ongoing conversation and actually a dominant aspect of culture–particularly Western culture. It is as old as the oldest cathedrals – and new as new as recent postmodern theory. The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels represents a rich reflection on the unity of the church’s faith in Christ across time and space, but a unity that always finds a home in particular contexts. And so, while it is a decidedly sacred, and indeed Christian, space, it is also a contemporary and indeed Californian space.
You will also find that it is full of surprises! That is why it is so helpful to have guides for your investigation of this sacred space, and Jon and Matt are two of the best! Enjoy!