Art, Theology, and Religion: "Theologies" of Art in the Christian Tradition
College: Institute for Christian Studies
Instructor 1: Smick, Rebekah
Advanced degree students enrol in ICH6350HF
Course Code: 
ICH3350HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

The course will explore significant ways that Christians have thought about the arts, artistry and art culture in Eastern and Western Christendom. The course will compare the varieties of theologies of art that have emerged from within the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions as well as consider what distinguishes a "theology" of art by investigating historical and contemporary conceptions of art and theology. The study will involve looking at paintings, icons, altarpieces, and socially and culturally engaged works of art as well as pertinent theological writings. Students will be evaluated on class participation, seminar presentations, and a research paper on an approved topic. The methodology used in the course will be a mix of lecture and class discussion on assigned readings. Class participation, 20%; seminar presentations, 30%; Major research paper, 50%.
 

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2012
Start Time: 
19:00
End Time: 
22:00
Schedule: 
Thu
Crosslisted to (1): 
Theological
Minimum: 
0
Maximum: 
0
Teaching Method: 
Seminars
Means of Evaluation: