Anna Vind (Copenhagen)



The Aesthetic Imprint of Theological Thinking in the 16th and 17th Century


The lecture will address selected understandings of the human being, the word of God and the question of mediality (language, visual art, music) in 15th and 16th century theological thinking: Is it possible to detect significant intellectual shifts and if so, then how do these shifts relate to or even correspond with later confessional boundaries? The theological analyses will be put into perspective by concrete examples – first and foremost from the Nordic countries – of oral, visual and auditive devotional practices.


Associate Professor, PhD Anna Vind, Department of Church History, University of Copenhagen. Anna Vind specializes in Lutherstudies and studies of the Reformation and have a specific interest in theological anthropology and aesthetics. Anna Vind is a boardmember of RefoRC, the Continuation Committee of the International Congresses for Luther research, the Theologisches Arbeitskreis für Reformationsforschung, and the Nordic Lutherwork. She has coedited recent volumes such as the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Martin Luther (2017) and In-visibility. Reflections upon Visibility and Transcendence in Theology, Philosophy and the Arts (2020).

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