Dr. Junius Johnson—a classical Christian educator, author, and Yale-trained scholar of theology, philosophy, and literature—explores a theology of beauty and the imagination in this eight lecture course. What is beauty, and why do we need a theology of beauty? How are we to understand the imagination theologically? What role does the imagination play in Christian discernment, discipleship, and vocation? Dr. Johnson responds to these questions, and also gives practical applications of beauty, imagination, and wonder in the classroom. This course is for you if you are ready to learn about the role beauty and the imagination play in brokering encounters with God for your students.
You may also enjoy our course On Teaching Fairy Stories with Dr. Johnson that is also available as a paperback book or a Kindle book. This book follows the content of the video course very closely but includes a bonus last chapter by the author titled “Postscript: What Does Fairyland Require?” as well as a foreword by Louis Markos. Junius Johnson has also written other books including The Father of Lights: A Theology of Beauty (Baker Academic, 2020) and Christ and Analogy: The Christocentric Metaphysics of Hans Urs von Balthasar (Fortress Press, 2010). Please watch our newsletter for updates! To learn more, see Junius Johnson’s book The Father of Lights as well as his live courses The Father of Lights and Wisdom of Possibility.