Promo - Beauty as Iconoclast

Speaker(s): Laura Smit
Date: Spring 2017
Length: 1h 6m
Product ID: RGDL4702Rpromo

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The Reformed tradition is famous, or perhaps infamous, for iconoclasm, but it need not follow that the Reformed tradition is hostile to beauty. Rather, iconoclastic traditions have a different understanding of beauty than those that are icon affirming. This lecture will consider the theology of beauty found in three iconoclastic traditionsu2014the Cistercian, the Shaker, and the Reformedu2014with a view toward recapturing aspects of these theologies for a 21st-century context.

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Laura Smit PhD (Boston University), Mdiv (Calvin Theological Seminary), BA (Calvin College) is Dean of Chapel and Associate Professor of Theology at Calvin College. She is the author of Loves Me, Loves Me Not: The Ethics of Unrequited Love.

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