The annual Winifred E. Weter Faculty Award Lecture for Meritorious Scholarship provides a public platform in which the claims of the liberal arts in the Christian university are espoused. Delivered each year by a SPU faculty member selected by the Faculty Status Committee, the Weter Lecture honors Winifred E. Weter, SPU professor emerita of classics. Her teaching career spanning 40 years (1935-75) exemplifies a life of Christian character and integrity. Her love for the study of classical languages and literature inspired a similar enthusiasm in thousands of her students, and this lecture continues that tradition of inspiration.
The 2018 Winifred E. Weter Lecture –
The Artists Will Be MY Priests: A Theology of the Iconic Body
Dr. Brian Bantum
Monday, April 3, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons, SPU Campus
Dr. Brian Bantum teaches courses in University Foundations and the theology major as well as Seattle Pacific Seminary. His teaching and research focuses on the intersection of theology and identity, exploring how the claims of Christian identity are illumined and challenged by the realities of race, ethnicity, and gender.
In his lecture, Dr. Bantum will explore the significance of images and art in the Protestant Reformation before considering the ways artists more broadly hold a priest-like function in the Christian faith.
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