The human creature navigates the world through rhythms – illusive patterns of harmony and interruption. While the arts make us more aware of rhythm, its influence extends to all dimensions of existence, including biological systems, thought and communication, and religious and political organization. It is the form of both the ordinary and the extraordinary, of order and disruption. Lexi Eikelboom conducts research on the theological significance of the many dimensions of rhythm, based on her conviction that we can only ever think about God and the world as creatures, and the creaturely perspective is always a rhythmic perspective. As an introduction to the project, you can read about what rhythm is here and some of the many reasons that it matters here.
Lexi has a doctorate in Theology from the University of Oxford and is currently working on a book that lays the groundwork for thinking about rhythm as a theological category in terms of human experience, current philosophical debates about the nature of reality, and the nature of salvation.