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Topics in the Christian Literature and Thought of Late Antiquity

An examination of the interpretation of Scripture, the development of doctrine, and visual representation from the Patristic Period to the Modern. In what ways and to what extent can it be said that the incarnation affected Christian conceptions of the artistic representation of the divine? Why have some in the Christian tradition favoured the use of images in worship, while others have resolutely rejected the practice?

RELIGST 763

Topics in the Christian Literature and Thought of Late Antiquity

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes

An examination of the interpretation of Scripture, the development of doctrine, and visual representation from the Patristic Period to the Modern. In what ways and to what extent can it be said that the incarnation affected Christian conceptions of the artistic representation of the divine? Why have some in the Christian tradition favoured the use of images in worship, while others have resolutely rejected the practice?


Peter Widdicombe

Associate Professor | Chair of Graduate Affairs, Religious Studies