Round table 1. All cry, Glory!


Santiago del Cura Elena (Faculty of Theology of Northern Spain)

Santiago del Cura Elena (Faculty of Theology of Northern Spain)
Henrik Karge (Technische Universität Dresden)
José Luis Cabria Ortega (Faculty of Theology of Northern Spain)
Juan Álvarez Quevedo (Metropolitan Chapter of Burgos), Fernando Gutiérrez Baños (University of Valladolid) and María Pilar Alonso Abad (University of Burgos)
Nicolás Menéndez (Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf)
José Luis Esteban Vallejo (Diocesan Archive of Burgos)

Jesús Yusta Sainz (Metropolitan Chapter of Burgos)

Taking as a reference the words of the Psalm ("all cry, glory"), the aim is to present the Cathedral as a true "doxology" and an authentic "grace". That is to say, to understand the Cathedral from the believing and theological presuppositions that have made it possible and that give it its original eloquence. To this end, the following topics will be addressed in their reference to the Cathedral: the relationship between art and faith, theology and beauty; the history of its construction as a successive embodiment of this doxological intentionality; its condition as the bishop's "cathedra" and its ecclesiological significance for the life of the diocesan church; the cathedral's liturgical celebrations as an expression of a lived faith and a believing aesthetic; some microcosms of faith in the various arts that were called upon to give expression to the meaning of believing convictions.


1.1. The "way of beauty" and the experience of faith
1.2. Cathedrals as centres of culture and sacred space
1.3. Symbolism of the episcopal "cathedra"
1.4. Catechetical dimensions of a catedral
1.5. Cathedral liturgy between tradition and innovation
1.6. Representations of the main Christian mysteries
1.7. The figure of Mary in artistic traditions (painting, sculpture)
1.8. Religious themes in cathedral tapestries
1.9. Assumption of Jewish traditions in artistic performances
1.10. Presence of Muslim motifs in the cathedral complex

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