The Substance Of Things Seen: Art, Faith, And The Christian Life

July 28, 2014 - August 3, 2014


Workshop ID: G14S811
Dates: July 28, 2014 – August 3, 2014 Price: $395.00

substanceThe two worlds of church and art find themselves mutually wary, sometimes even hostile, often with little understanding or appreciation of one another.  Verbal theology has been given ultimate significance in the Western church. Visual theology is met with lack of understanding and trust.  Based on themes in “The Substance of Things Seen” by seminar leader Robin Jensen, we will spend time in conversation about the ways art and faith can challenge and enrich each other,  in the hope that visual theology will become  a valued and equal guide into the mysteries of God.


Karl_GustafsonKarl Gustafson, member at large in the Presbytery of Santa Fe, co-founder of the Nave Gallery in Somerville, MA, former Minister in Residence in Theology and the Arts, Andover Newton Theological School, and long time parish pastor.

robin_jensenRobin Jensen is the Luce Chancellor’s Professor of the History of Christian Art and Worship at Vanderbilt University, where she teaches courses in both the Department of the History of Art and the Divinity School.

Need more info? Call Evelyn at 505.685.1001 or Angela at 505.685.1002.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
  2. Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.
Categories: Seminars  |  The Arts  |  Theology