Encountering Scripture Through Art

College University of Trinity College, Faculty of Divinity
Instructor(s) Deller, Walter
Course Code TRB2920HFF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

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 None (Intro to OT and NT would be desirable)
Schedule Tue
Start Time 11:00
End Time 14:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 5
Maximum Enrolment 20
Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Summative Paper
Previously Offered Summer 2021
Currently Offered Fall 2023