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Reading Art Theologically: Beauty in the Protestant Tradition

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Adams House, Princeton Theological Seminary


Professor Gordon Mikoski is Associate Professor of Christian Education at Princeton Theological Seminary

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Event Overview

A faculty seminar with Professor Gordon Mikoski.
What is the Protestant tradition of art, and what might it mean for Christian art and worship today? In this faculty seminar, Professor Gordon Mikoski of Princeton Theological Seminary will uncover the little-known tradition of Protestant spirituality in Western painting. Looking especially at Romantic painters Caspar David Friedrich, a Lutheran, and Frederick Church, a Presbyterian, Professor Mikoski will reveal the role of Christian spirituality in major Western art. Tracing a tradition of theological reflection from the major Reformers through the 19th Century, Professor Mikoski will suggest how the beauty of visual art can contribute to congregations and communities in a wide variety of Christian traditions.
This will be a brown bag lunchtime seminar, so please bring lunch. Snacks and water will be provided by Scala. To help our planning, rsvps are requested (but not required). Please feel free to bring friends from the larger Princeton community. All attendees must be fully vaccinated and wear masks while not eating or drinking.
12:00 Noon on Wednesday, October 13th in the Adams House Dining Room, 12 Library Place