Brilliantly taught and richly textured, this course is a treasure for those with an eye for art and a passion for exploring biblical allusions. Revisit familiar scenes from the gospels with Oxford-educated New Testament scholar Prof. Ian Boxall.
Masterful and perceptive, Prof. Boxall commands your attention through the sheer caliber of his analysis - especially of biblical subjects in art. This course teems with gems of insight into the Bible and its 2,000-year impact on civilization.
In 12 compelling audio lectures, this course brings you up to speed on “reception history” - a recent development in biblical scholarship that studies the ways in which different cultures and communities over time have read, understood, and appropriated biblical texts in a variety of media.
Prof. Boxall surveys a wide range of interpretations of the gospels for your consideration: from paintings, frescoes, icons, and hymns to poems, apocryphal texts, and films. As you sift through levels of symbolism and historical parallel, you will gain a fuller appreciation of the way in which artists over time have re-energized the legends by which they were inspired.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
“Ian Boxall is one of the brightest and most incisive of younger British Catholic New Testament scholars. Before being head-hunted for Catholic University, Washington, he taught with distinction for some years in the theology faculty of Oxford University. He has a talent for expressing profound and illuminating truths in a succinct and understandable form.” (Fr. Henry Wansbrough, OSB, Liverpool Hope University)
"Ian Boxall is well known as an outstanding scholar on all areas of the New Testament.... He has captivated his students at the University of Oxford and The Catholic University of America over many years now." (Nicholas King, SJ, University of London)
"Ian Boxall has a great talent for communicating his vast knowledge and scholarship on the writings of the New Testament. Clarity combined with originality are key features of all his written works." (Catrin H. Williams, University of Wales Trinity Saint David)