USF theology lecture investigating religious art and iconoclasm

Feb. 2, 2014 FORT WAYNE, Ind. - University of Saint Francis Associate Professor of Theology Dr. Adam DeVille and Associate Professor of Art History Dr. Esperanca Camara will present a free public lecture, “Religious Art and Iconoclasm,” on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. in the university’s North Campus auditorium.

DeVille and Camara will explore the reasons, throughout the history of Jewish, Islamic and Christian cultures, that certain works of art have generated controversy leading to violent protests and artistic destruction.

The motivation for the protests and destruction and a proper theological understanding of images, especially for Christians, will be examined.

The Department of Philosophy and Theology and School of Arts and Sciences sponsor the lecture. For more information, contact Angie Springer at or (260) 399-8066. The University of Saint Francis North Campus is located at 2702 Spring St., across from Brookside mansion.

  The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

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