Open MINDS Institute

Open MINDS Institute
BIBLICAL STORIES IN WESTERN ART: A Visual Journey Through Time and Scripture

Begins April 10 and runs for 5 weeks until May 8, 2018

Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
April 10

Begins April 10 and runs for 5 weeks until May 8, 2018

$290 | $275 Member Price
$250 each if you enroll in two or more courses.

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Instructed by Rev. Peggy Hodgkins

Rev. Peggy Hodgkins

If you ever had your curiosity piqued about the stories depicted in the beautiful paintings found in the great European museums, and if you always wished you had taken a college course in Biblical literature, this 4-week series is for you.

This course allows the intellectual viewer a chance to ponder the literary richness of the Bible depicted in some of the great masterpieces of Western art.

Each week, we will view slides of masterpieces and explore the human themes of birth, suffering, seeking, and transformation. The painted figures of Adam and Eve, the children of Israel, Job, and Jesus are quite varied and fascinating to behold. You don't need to be a Bible scholar or even a believer to appreciate this seminar as we explore the wonderful legacy of these Bible stories through the golden thread of western art and civilization.

Rev. Peggy Hodgkins Biography
The Rev. Margaret (Peggy) Hodgkins is an Episcopal priest and the 25th rector of Trinity Church in Southport, CT. Ordained in 1996, she served several churches in New Jersey before coming to Connecticut in 2015. Her ministry focuses on building wholesome, multicultural, intergenerational Christian communities through worship, education, pastoral care, and outreach efforts.

Peggy holds a B.A. in Russian Language and Literature from Middlebury College, Vt. and a Masters of divinity from Union Theological Seminary in N.Y. The study of Hebrew and Christian scripture is her passion. She is also an aspiring iconographer, and enjoys the inspiration and beauty of art from around the world.

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