Theology Day

Exploring the Art and Theology of Icons

  In-person Event | Presenter: Jane Kelley Rodeheffer, Ph.D.

The biblical idea of "the image and likeness of God" is fundamental to Christian doctrine, since Christ is the revelation not only of the Word of God, but also of the image of God. This doctrine is beautifully expressed in Icons depicting the mutual geatures of loving kindness between the Mother of God and the Christ Child. In the presence of actual icons, we will explore the ways in which Theology in line and color, in gestures and gazes, invites not only contemplation but participation in God's closeness, vulnerability, and total involvement with us.

Dr. Jane Kelley Rodeheffer is the Jones Chair of Great Books Emerita at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. She holds degrees from Boston College, Harvard , and Vanderbilt Universities. Dr. Rodeheffer is an Oblate of Saint John's Abbey and a former regent of the School of Theology and Seminary.

Dates & Times

  • Friday, December 2, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University

  • Friday, December 2, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


  • Friday, March 31, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University

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Please note: Start time indicates when presentations begin; in-person check-in is 30 minutes prior, webinar and synchronous access opens about 15 minutes prior.

Theology Day is a chance for people in our communities who are seeking a deeper understanding of their faith and its place in their everyday lives to learn from and interact with the theologians of Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary. It offers a chance for these scholars to gain insights and grow in their faith, as well.

There is no fee for Theology Day, but registration is required. Free-will offerings and gifts to support the mission of the School of Theology and Seminary are gratefully accepted.

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