“Desiring Images”

Join us at 7 p.m. on Tuesday night for the second talk in our series, “Reflections on the Image: Seeing Christ in Shadows of the ArtForm” at the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill with the presentation beginning at 7:30 p.m.  We’ll see you there!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

“Desiring Images”

Daniel McClain
Affiliate Professor of Theology at Loyola University

The Judeo-Christian tradition offers a unique perspective for thinking about images, the most popular of which being Genesis’ language of the image of God, as well as Paul’s language in Col. 3:9-11. However, the Old Testament is less helpful when it comes to manufactured images. Compare this to the proliferation of images in the Christian tradition. The matter only becomes more complicated in our era wherein we’re surrounded by media, much of which is disconnected from and ambivalent to religions reflection. What’s a person to do amidst such a cacophony of imagery?  What method or approach to images, art, and the aesthetic will satisfy our thirst for visual and theological reflection?

Daniel is the Director of Program Operations for the Master of Theological Studies, and Affiliate Professor of Theology at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD. He is writing a dissertation on Creation and Theological Education according to St. Bonaventure. Aside from Introduction to Theology, he has also taught and published in the areas of Anglicanism & Anglican poetry and culture, Culture, Creation/Evolution, Christian Discipleship, Historical and Systematic Theology, and, his favorite, Harry Potter.

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