CARE is pleased to publish quality student writing reflective of religion and the arts. In support of this initiaitive, CARE offers a writing prize for any student enrolled at the GTU who, in the course of their regular class assignments, writes a paper addressing content of the current exhibition in the Doug Adams Gallery at the Badè Museum. The paper may also address related themes and artifacts from the Badè biblical archaeology collection. The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $500, and the writer will deliver the paper as a public lecture in the gallery as exhibition-related programming.
CARE FALL 2012 WRITING PRIZE RECIPIENT:
(PDF)by Rob Peach, GTU doctoral student in Interdisciplinary Studies
CARE FALL 2010 WRITING PRIZE RECIPIENT:
(PDF)by Jeremy Arnold, PSR MA student in response to the exhibit Picturing the Word: The Visuality of Text.
CARE SPRING 2010 WRITING PRIZE RECIPIENT:
by Jon Sommer, doctoral student, Center for Jewish Studies, GTU, in response to the exhibit Muse/Reuse: Visual Reflections on Sustainability
Art and Theology Publications
These materials include contributions by CARE faculty and board, past and present.
Patrick Graham - Thirty Years:
The Silence Becomes the Painting
Contributors include Peter Selz, John Handley, Jarrett Earnest, Patrick Graham Edited by Licia Wells
Foreward by Anne Trueblood Brodzky.
Paperback: 98 pages
Publisher: Society for Art Publications of the Americas (2012)
About this book:
A 98 page, 38 full color image, monograph produced with the "Patrick Graham: 30 Years - The Silence Becomes the Painting" Exhibition shown at Meridian Gallery in February to April of 2012. This catalog from Patrick Graham: 30 Years- The Silence Becomes the Painting contains essays & a "Foreword". Essays: "Return to Monaghanstown Bog in County Westmeath", "Patrick Graham and Irish Art", "Patrick Graham: Waiting for the Silence", "Alphabet of our Humanity": A Patrick Graham Lexicon, & "Patrick Graham on Patrick Graham." Contributors are the following: Anne Trueblood Brodzky, Patrick Graham, Peter Selz, John Handley, Jarrett Earnest.
This publication was supported by a grant from CARE.
Forming and Transforming the Community through the Arts
Edited by Robin M. Jensen and Kimberly J. Vrudny
Includes articles by Wilson Yates and Doug Adams.
Paper with French Folds, 256 pp., 7 x 10
About this book:
At least since the time of Paul (see Acts 18), Christians have wrestled with the power and danger of religious imagery in the visual arts. It was not until the middle of the twentieth century that there emerged in Western Christianity an integrated, academic study of theology and the arts. One of the pioneers of that movement was H. Wilson Yates, emeritus professor at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, to whom this volume is dedicated.
Here, fourteen theologians and Yates himself examine how visual culture reflects or addresses pressing contemporary religious questions. The aim throughout is to engage the reader in theological reflection, mediated and enhanced by the arts. This beautifully illustrated book includes more than fifty images in full color.
Robin M. Jensen is the Luce Chancellor's Professor of the History of Christian Art and Worship at Vanderbilt University, where she teaches both in the Divinity School and the Art History Department, and directs a program on Art, Religion, and Contemporary Culture. She has written several books, articles, and essays on the subject of early Christian art and its intersection with Christian theology and practice. She is currently president for the Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies.
Kimberly Vrudny is associate professor of systematic theology at the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she also serves as Project Director for HIV/AIDS Initiatives. She is the author of Friars, Scribes, and Corpses: A Marian Confraternal Reading of The Mirror of Human Salvation (Leuven: Peeters, forthcoming); and coedited, with Wilson Yates, Arts, Theology and the Church: New Intersections (Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2005). She is interested in the intersections of art, theology, and politics.
Arts, Theology, And The Church: New Intersections (Paperback)
by Kimberly J. Vrudny (Editor), Wilson Yates (Editor)
Paperback 255 pages
Pilgrim Press (June 2, 2005)
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Why should the church be involved in the arts? What are the roles that the arts play in the religious life? How does art reveal the presence of God? What is the relationship between the spiritual and the aesthetic? What is the connection between Christian symbols and their artistic expression? How can the arts be used in the practice of ministry and worship?
A renewed interest in this fertile and provocative interplay between religion and the arts is causing these questions to be posed more persistently now in both academic and church settings. The essays in Arts, Theology, and the Church provoke and ponder such questions and combine to create this foundational work that offers new understandings about the relationship of the arts to theology, history, and the practice of ministry in the church.
Mary Farrell Bednarowski
Frank Burch Brown
Robin M. Jensen
Cindi Beth Johnson
Jann Cather Weaver
ARTS (Arts in Religious and Theological Studies), ed. by Wilson Yates
SPECIAL ISSUE OF ARTS, JANUARY 2011:
Space for Faiths: Stephen De Staeblers Winged Figure, Art and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union
Edited by Diane Apostolos-Cappadona.