Sacred Arts Symposium

Sacred Arts Symposium

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Seminary Assembles Sacred Art Scholars 

From September 16-18, 2016, the seminary invited a dozen scholars and arts practitioners to its campus in order to think together on core questions related to the sacred arts. The aim was to build networks across our institutions and disciplines, to contribute to this important field of study, and to help the seminary discern its proper role within it. Areas of discussion centered on the meaning of “sacred” and “art,” the role of theology in the study of sacred arts, the question of how and whether the various arts need to be studied in an interdisciplinary way. Invited guests included musicians, iconographers, scholars of music, visual arts, and rhetoric:

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  • Fr. Ivan Moody, Universidade Nova, Lisbon
  • Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Helen Evans, Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Vasilis Marinis, Yale University and Divinity School
  • George Kordis, University of Athens
  • Christina Maranci, Tufts University
  • Annemarie Weyl Carr, Southern Methodist University
  • Peter Jeffery, University of Notre Dame
  • Margot Fassler, University of Notre Dame
  • Judith Wolfe, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • Mary Carruthers, New York University (Emerita)