MLITT IN THEOLOGY AND THE ARTS STUDENT
Hometown: California & North Carolina, USA
Education: BA in English Literature from Bryan College, Tennessee and an MFA in Film and Television – Screenwriting from Regent University, Virginia
Elisabeth’s academic interests include:
- Revelation – through the arts as a means of expanding and exploring the wonder, risk and mystery of the Christian life in continued dialogue and with God, led and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
- Imagination – as a mode of perception and creative capacity.
- Film – as a prevalent and dynamic medium for exploring the human experience and conveying spiritual realities, encounters and beliefs.
- Theological method – as important to recognize and develop as an artist.
- Sacramental and embodied theological life – expressed in and through art and daily practice.
Elisabeth is interested in exploring places for engagement, development and articulation with arts and theology in Pentecostal and Charismatic perspectives.
She hopes to aid a return to the beautiful within evangelical traditions by creating compelling well-crafted stories and scripts with theological excellence, that explores the multifaceted human experience.
Some figures of current interest to her are: Hans Urs von Balthasar, Jacques Maritain, Dietrich von Hildebrand, G. K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Pope John Paul II, Amos Yong, James K.A. Smith, Jason A. Josephson-Storm, Francesca Murphy and Wolfgang Vondey along with filmmakers such as Ridley Scott, Martin Scorsese, Terrence Malik and Christopher Nolan.
Hiking, travelling, writing, reading (wide and varied topics) cooking, photography, exploring new places (whether cities or the great outdoors) and creating space for conversations –especially those on theology, imagination, film, stories, and the works of God in the world today.