Videos of the series are now available! Part 1, Part 2
Join us for a four-week exploration of the flourishing of faith and art in Renaissance Florence. The tensions between politics and religion in Renaissance Italy were always a boiling caldron—perhaps moreso than modern America. Come and learn about the culture, politics, art, literature and theology of Renaissance Florence with our own Jeff Vamos (fresh from his sabbatical studies in Florence) and Professor Karlfried Froehlich (retired PTS professor of Church History).
The story of Renaissance Florence can still enrich the heart, mind and soul.
The class will meet from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Lounge.
September 23: Introduction: The Beginnings of the Renaissance in Florence. Please visit the class page for additional materials.
October 14: Biblical Art in Renaissance Florence: Ghiberti’s Doors—Among the great Renaissance artists of Florence, Lorenzo Ghiberti holds a place of honor. His bronze doors for the magnificent Baptistery are incomparably beautiful treasures. Behind the artist’s treatment of Old and New Testament scenes we will discern a very imaginative and a very sophisticated theology.
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