Theology, Art and Imagination

sjbSOTAzusa Pacific University’s Graduate School of Theology celebrated it’s Thirtieth Anniversary, April 12, 2014.  The keynote for the all day event was Dr. William J. Cahoy, Dean of the School of Theology at Saint John’s University.  His lecture titled, The Saint John’s Bible:  Theology, Art and Imagination, spoke about the role of art in theological education.  He suggested there were two forms of looking:  glancing and gazing, with gazing being the form of looking that can help one learn to see in new ways.  He also talked about the ways that art can help us learn to see with scripture.cahoylecture

The lecture was held in the Darling Library Rotunda surrounded by an exhibit from the APU Libraries Special Collections including:  Gospels & Acts from the Saint John’s Bible Heritage Edition, leaves from the Complutensian Polyglot Bible, a leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, a leaf from a Medieval Latin Psalter, the Doves Press Bible (1903-1905) , the Bagster’s English Hexapla Bible and the King James Large Folio Bible, 1613.

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