HDS 2765

Theologies and Images

Mark D. Jordan


Christian theology has long relied on notions about images to declare its central doctrines. Human beings are said to be made in the image of God, and Jesus Christ is the image of the one he called Father. But Christian theology has also both explained and regulated images in more ordinary cases, whether of experience or of art. This seminar will read a selection of theological works in order to think about the theology of images. It will begin with earlier Christian texts and their philosophical conversation-partners. It will then juxtapose recent works of Christian theology with contemporary philosophical critiques of images and their viewers.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 15 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion


0.50 credits
Expected to be offered Fall 2015
Thurs 12pm-2pm
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Theology
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None