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
Expected to be offered Fall 2015
Course location to be announced.
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