Duke Divinity School will sponsor the 2021 David C. and Virginia R. Steinmetz Lecture featuring Robin Jensen, Ph.D., the Patrick O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.
Her lecture will be titled “From Idolatry to Iconicity: The Evolution of Early Christian Art." Jensen's research and publication focuses on the relationship between early Christian art and literature and examines the ways that visual images and architectural spaces should be regarded as modes of theological expression. Her published essays and books contend that, in addition to interpreting sacred texts, visual images enhance liturgical settings, reflect the nature and content of devotional piety, and explicate ritual practices.
The lecture, part of an annual series, is open to the Divinity School community and the public. Registration is not required.