How can the visual arts deepen our understanding of theology?This course will use images from Latin American colonial art as a vehicle for discussing major theological topics such as the Trinity, the Virgin Mary, and the Body of Christ. While mainly historical and theological in focus, the course will also consider topics, such as the Suffering of Christ and Conversion, with implications for practical ministry. The relevance of these images from the Counter Reformation in the Americas for specifically Anglican theology and practice will also be considered.
Co-taught by the Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold, Prof. Mark Jordan, Prof. Kathryn Tanner, and Ms. Jackie Winter.
The Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold served as 25th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church from 1997 to 2006. He is the former Bishop of Chicago. Throughout his career, he has led conferences and retreats and taught widely both nationally and internationally on topics including theology, spirituality, and ecumenism. His many publications include Going Home: An Invitation to Jubilee (Cloister Books, 2000) and Praying our Days: A Guide and Companion (Morehouse, 2009).
Mark D. Jordan, Ph.D., is Professor of Humanities at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis. His interests circle around incarnational and sacramental ethics, the history of sex and gender, and the imperatives of negative theology. His many books include Blessing Same-Sex Unions: The Perils of Queer Romance and the Confusions of Christian Marriage (U Chicago Press, 2005), Rewritten Theology: Aquinas after his Readers (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006), and Recruiting Young Love: How Christians Talk about Homosexuality (U Chicago Press, 2011).
Kathryn Tanner, Ph.D., is the Frederick Marquand Professor of Systematic Theology Yale Divinity School. Her research relates the history of Christian thought to contemporary issues of theological concern using social, cultural, and feminist theory. She is the author of many books, including Jesus, Humanity and the Trinity: A Brief Systematic Theology (Fortress, 2001), Economy of Grace (Fortress, 2005), and Christ the Key (Cambridge, 2010).
Jacqueline B. Winter is the Executive Director and Managing Editor of the Anglican Theological Review and the Coordinator of the Theology Committee of the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church. She lectures on art and faith. Jackie’s extensive travels in Latin America and her wide reading in Latin American colonial art are the starting point for this course.
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Students immerse themselves in Anglican liturgy, theology, history, and ethos. Course syllabi and book lists will be sent to registrants in mid-May. Participants will be asked to complete most readings for these courses prior to coming to campus in July.
HyCAS students: Formal application to the HyCAS program is required. Please follow this link or e-mail Admissions for more information on fees and application deadlines.
CALL Continuing Education (CEU) students:Contact the CALL office at 510-204-0704 to register for any of the courses below. Final registration deadline is June 18, 2012.
Accommodations are not included in the course fees. Please see below for a schedule of housing fees and contact Mark Richardson Jr. , manager of Easton Hall Conference Center, to make reservations online, or call 510-204-0732.
Easton Hall: $95 - $125/nightGibbs Hall: $45 - $75/nightParsons Hall: $45/night
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