IVP Academic's Studies in Theology and the Arts (STA) series seeks to enable Christians to reflect more deeply upon the relationship between their faith and humanity's artistic and cultural expressions. By drawing on the insights of both academic theologians and artistic practitioners, this series encourages thoughtful engagement with and critical discernment of the full variety of artistic media—including visual art, music, literature, film, theater, and more—which both embody and inform Christian thinking.
If you are a scholar, practicing artist, or doctoral student working in this field and think your contribution would fit in the STA series, then you are invited to submit a proposal to the series editor. See the STA Submissions page for more details.
"This series is an exciting and critically important development in the burgeoning theology and arts field. It promises to advance the discussion in fresh and highly fruitful ways."
"Studies in Theology and the Arts provides Christian scholars, artists, and church leaders with an opportunity to shape our theological perspective on the arts in light of the creative realities of our Maker God. These resources can help by extending the salvific narrative into broader creation and new creation narratives, enriching our grasp of the gospel and revealing how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ."
"IVP Academic's Studies in Theology and the Arts series features Christian voices reflecting on the arts, not just as relics of the church’s heritage but as significant sites of ongoing cultural and theological exchange. Both scholarly and accessible, these volumes invoke rich theological imaginations to explore a diverse array of art and art practices critically and generously. In so doing, the series testifies to the vibrancy of theology and the arts and invites a new generation of scholars to join the conversation."