- About C&C
Many people are fascinated by the rich cultural heritage to be discovered in art, literature, music and historic buildings. However the fact that so much of this heritage has been substantially shaped by Christian belief and practice can pose a major problem of access and understanding for those who lack familiarity with Christian concepts or biblical themes. Christianity and Culture was therefore founded in 1999 as a research centre focusing on this key cultural issue.
The Centre's initial aim was to undertake research and support teaching through books and international conferences and the provision of cultural tools to enable students to engage with literature, history, art, architecture and music significantly influenced by Christian thought and spirituality. The books and interactive digital resources created by Christianity and Culture are now used worldwide in universities and schools and by a general audience.
C&C undertakes large research projects and is recognised as a leading centre in the area of 3D digital visualisation which it employs as both as a research tool and in working with important historic churches to bring recent research to life through innovative interpretation schemes.