January 19, 2012, 6:45 pm, Part II: “Faces of Jesus”
St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 157 Montague Street
Christianity is the religion of the Word made flesh. It is also a religion which claims that through Jesus of Nazareth, God lived a fully human life; that in Jesus of Nazareth we have one who is, paradoxically, fully human and fully divine. This two-part lecture will consider how artists through the ages have taken up the task of interpreting and commenting on the biblical text, thus teaching theology through their art. The focus of these presentations will be to examine ways in which artists have attempted to portray the reality and meaning of God-in-our-midst; how art reflects on theological concepts such as the Christian claim to have “seen” God in Christ Jesus, to have “seen salvation.”
Dr. Lucinda Mosher is a consultant, educator, and author on multifaith concerns. Currently, she is Faculty Associate for Interfaith Studies at Hartford Seminary, founding instructor for the annual Worldviews Seminar at The University of Michigan-Dearborn, and a researcher for Auburn Seminary and other agencies. Her publications include the Faith in the Neighborhood book-series.