In god's house there are many rooms

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Phillips, Debra. (2016) In god's house there are many rooms. Feminist Theology. 25(1), pp. 96 - 110. https://doi.org/10.1177/0966735016657716
AuthorsPhillips, Debra
Abstract

In this article I make links between melancholia, creativity and communion with God at a personal level, referencing John’s gospel, ‘God’s house has many rooms’ (14.2–3) and ‘The Mansions’, a text written by Theresa of Avila where the ‘mansion’ is an analogy for the space in which God’s omniscient love is realized. My paintings were formed from the day-to-day lived experience of ‘psycheache’ (Joiner, 2005: 37) and are a graphic representation of a non-explainable reality. I see in these paintings a transcendent reality for they are the markings I made to express a state-of-being that could not be articulated. During this episode of Depression I painted dark interiors with rambling corridors, flights of steps and doorways leading into rooms empty of people.

Year2016
JournalFeminist Theology
Journal citation25 (1), pp. 96 - 110
PublisherSage
ISSN0966-7350
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0966735016657716
Page range96 - 110
Research GroupSchool of Arts
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Place of publicationEngland
EditorsL. Isherwood, L. Hughes and B. Clack and J. Wooton
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