ROME: THE CLASSROOM
During the third week of the summer program, the Class of 2018 began an intensive course on the art and architecture of Christian Rome broadly entitled “Pilgrimages and Tours of the Basilicas, Churches and Catacombs of Rome” and taught by Dr. Michael Tinkler.
ABOUT THE COURSE…
The patriarchal basilicas, catacombs and other ancient churches in Rome are an encyclopedia of Church history and theology taught not in words but in indelible images of architecture, sculpture, painting and mosaic. As with the interpretation of stained glass windows, however, one needs to learn the art of “reading that encyclopedia,” by understanding the meaning and context of the symbols used. Through in-depth guided tours, readings and class discussions, seminarians have the various volumes of this “encyclopedia” opened for them, to confirm them as followers of Christ and future evangelizers.
GET TO KNOW OUR FACULTY…
Dr. Michael Tinkler is an Associate Professor of Art and Architecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. Read more about his personal bio at: http://www.hws.edu/academics/art_history/facultyProfile.aspx?facultyID=322.
See the Photo Album of the “Class of 2018”: