2009 Theology and the Arts

The Interruptive Move:
Theology and the Arts Consultation

March 13-15, 2009
Wabash Center, Wabash College,
Crawfordsville, Indiana

This consultation gathered representatives of several North American theological schools that have programs in the arts and theology. We considered the visual art of Samuel Bak as a particular case of art that interrupts our usual discourse.

Our conversation was focused on identifying specific pedagogical goals of theology and art programs. We hope the consultation will stimulate fresh insights about existing programs and seed ideas for subsequent projects.

Participants include:
Valerie Bridgeman, Memphis Theological Seminary
Frank Burch Brown, Christian Theological Seminary
Mark Burrows, Andover Newton Theological School
David Deane, Atlantic School of Theology
William Dyrness, Fuller Theological Seminary
Robin Jensen, The Divinity School, Vanderbilt University
Deborah Sokolove, Wesley Theological Seminary
Janet Walton, Union Theological Seminary (NY)
Wilson Yates, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
Gary Phillips, Wabash College
Danna Fewell, Drew University Divinity School
Kimberly Vrudny, University of St. Thomas (MN)
Nadine Pence, Wabash Center
Paul O. Myhre, Wabash Center
Thomas Pearson, Wabash Center

Samuel Bak Exhibition at the Eric Dean Gallery of the Fine Arts Center, Wabash College

Article on Gary Phillips’ scholarship on the art of Samuel Bak

Wabash Center