Research Cluster: Theology and Religious Studies
Research in this cluster addresses a wide range of topics that include the travels and pilgrimages of saints, Church tourism in Wales, Orthodox theology, representations of Hindu traditions of the West, methodological issues in the study of religion, the visual culture of the Bible, Islam in the digital age, and monasticism.
Imaging the Bible in Wales
Welsh life and culture has been inextricably bound to the Bible, evident in the vast array of visual expressions of biblical themes found throughout the principality. However, such visual expressions are fast disappearing as churches, chapels and synagogues, often their original and only location, fall into disuse.
This project (focussed on 1825–1975), analyses the social, political and theological questions raised by Welsh biblical visual culture so that its contribution to the intellectual, artistic and cultural heritage of Wales can be recognized and preserved.