The Byzantine Icon is Alive and Well: The Practice and Reflections of a Working Iconographer

Thursday March 27, 2014. 7–9 PM
ART TALKS! lecture with iconographer Lynette Hull.

Father Madden Hall, St. Michael’s College
100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto – map

• Rebekah Smick interviews Lynette Hull in advance of her presentation (Youtube).

Funding for this event was provided by the Ruth Memorial Fund. Co-sponsored by ICS Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics, Toronto School of Theology and the Toronto School of Theology Liturgy Seminar. Rebekah Smick, organiser.

Preserving the Common, Producing Difference: Neo-Calvinism and the Cultural Turn in the Humanities

ARCU lecture by Dr. Ryan C. McIlhenny
Associate Professor of History and Humanities
Providence Christian College
2013–2014 ARCU lecturerbio

Listen: audio of lecture and question-and-answer session

Abstract:
A crucial element often missing in the contemporary discussions about Christ and culture is a robust definition of culture. This address offers an updated definition that evaluates traditional evangelical understandings on the topic with contemporary cultural studies and critical theory. Culture, as I propose, is the purely phenomenal identity that springs from human interaction with the created order. Such a definition affirms the common and shared/undifferentiated activities of both Christians and non-Christians that, nonetheless, produce different cultures, preserving the neo-Calvinist emphasis on structure and direction.

Lecture presented by the ICS Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics at the Toronto School of Theology boardroom, 47 Queen’s Park Crescent E., Toronto, Thursday March 20, 2014. 7:30 PM.