Encountering Scripture Through Art
College: Trinity College
Instructor 1: Deller, Walter
Course Code: 
TRB2920HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
Yes
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

In this course we will look at a variety of biblical episodes and stories from both the Old and New Testaments and how they have been seen, imagined, and interpreted by artists and musicians over the centuries. We will explore how these works of art spoke to and about the period in which they were created, how they open up new dimensions of understanding the scriptures for us, and the relationship between convention and imagination in interpreting the scriptures. In two sessions we will look in particular at Bach€™s St John Passion, and in relation to it the differing ways the Passion of Jesus Christ has been depicted over the centuries.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
None (Intro to OT and NT would be desirable)
Summer 2021
Start Time: 
18:00
End Time: 
21:00
Hours per Week: 
3
Schedule: 
Mon
Wed
Begin Date: 
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Enrolment Notes: 
Last day to withdraw: May 31, 2021
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Readings
Workshop
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Summative Paper