The Scripture Project is pleased to announce its theme for the Fall 2014 semester: Interpretation and Art. This semester we will meet on select Wednesdays from 10 AM – 11 AM in Marquette’s Alumni Memorial Union to discuss theological interpretation through the lens of variegated artistic mediums, including academia, literature, film, music, and children’s bibles. For each of our discussions a piece (or pieces) of art will be displayed, a student or faculty member will give a brief presentation on the piece, and we will spend the remainder of the hour in guided discussion. See below for dates and room numbers.
September 10th, 10 AM – 11 AM, AMU 380
Academia and Interpretation: Dr. D. Stephen Long will lead us in a discussion on Sarah Coakley’s recent essay on the Trinity, gender, and sexuality.
September 24th,10 AM – 11 AM, AMU 380
Children’s Bibles and Interpretation: Paul Pasquesi will lead us in a discussion of interpretive issues and representations in children’s Bibles.
October 8th, 10 AM – 11AM, AMU 380
Depictions of Jesus and Depictions of Race: Kristin Swartz-Schult will lead us in a discussion on depictions of Jesus’s race in different mediums.
October 22nd, 10 AM – 11 AM, AMU 380
Film and Interpretation: Tyler Stewart will lead us in a discussion of the recent film Noah and some of its interpretive decisions.
November 5th, 10 AM – 11 AM, AMU 157
Literature and Interpretation: Kyle Potter will lead us in a discussion/practice of reading Flannery O’Connor theologically.
November 19th, 10 AM – 11 AM, AMU 157
Modern Music and Interpretation: Nick Elder will lead us in a discussion/practice of hearing modern music theologically.