What: The Theology & Religious Studies Department of Saint Mary's College presents "Painting Theology: Changing Images of the Crucifixion and the Meaning of the Cross" The challenge of capturing both a Markan and a Johannine image of the crucifixion in the same work of art and consider how changing depictions of the crucifixion over the centuries reflect a variety of ways of appropriating the meaning of the cross.
In addition, Professor Poundstone will assess where the artistic and theological trajectory -- which has gone from images of victory in the fifth century to images of atonement in the sixteenth -- comes to today. Works to be discussed include: Caspar David Friederich (in his "Morning in the Riesengeberge"), NikolaÃ¯ Nikolaevitch Gay (in his "Calvary"), Marc Chagall (in his "White Crucifixion"), Otto Dix (in his "War Triptych"), Salvador Dali (in his "Christ of Saint John of the Cross"), Richard Wagner (in his "Menorah"), and Stephen Cox (in his 1993 reredos for St. Paul's church in Haringay, England).
Who: Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies Tom Poundstone.
When: Wednesday, November 17, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Where: Soda Activity Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga, CA 94556
Cost: Free and open to the public
For more information: about the Bible Speaker Series at Saint Mary's College contact Michael Barram, Theology & Religious Studies Department Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-631-4458.
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