That Shape The Soul
ARC President, New York City artist, teaches at the John Jay College
of Criminal Justice. The third edition of her book Mooring: Moments
of Meditation and Prayer, has recently appeared.
Patrick J. Quinn,
ARC Secretary and Co-chair of Program Committee, Institute Professor
Emeritus at Rensselaer where he was formerly Dean of Architecture.
His award-winning church designs were published in Art d'Eglise,
Faith & Form, Kunst & Kirche, Architectural Record and
most recently in F. Debuyst: II Genius Loci Cristiano (2000 Sinai,
Mark C. Taylor
is Visiting Professor of Architecture and Religion at Columbia
University and the Cluett Professor of Humanities at Williams
College. He received a Doktorgrad (Philosophy) from the University
of Copenhagen in 1981 and a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1973, and a
B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1968. Taylor has written numerous
books and essays on topics ranging from philosophy, theology and
literature to art, architecture, technology and economics. His
most recent books are: The Moment of Complexity: Emerging Network
Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2001): Grave Matters (Reaktion,
2002) and Confidence Games: Money and Markets in a World Without
Redemption (University of Chicago Press, 2004).
studied at the World Council of Churches in Switzerland and earned
a masters in theology and literature on the thought of Albert
Camus in Brazil. He is engaged in doctoral studies at Union Theological
Seminary on the field of theology and liturgy, specifically focussed
on post-modern theologies, art and performances.
ARC Director, teaches at MIT. He is a composer, minister, and
educator and is music director of the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra.
ARC Director, serves as the Literary Manager and Education Director
of the Portland (ME) Stage Company. She is a graduate of the M.A.
Arts and Theology program at Andover Newton Theological School.
Previously she served as the Artistic Director of the Childrens
Theatre of Maine in Portland.
is Executive Director and Treasurer of the American Academy
of Religion (AAR), a position she has held since 1991. She was
Professor of Religion and Culture at Emory University from 1991
to 2001, teaching courses in religion and literature and religion
and film. She is the author of Narrative Remembering (1990) and
several essays in religion, literature, and film. She is the author
of Narrative Remembering (1990) and several essays in religion,
literature, and film.
ARC Fellow, is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies
and Head of the Religious Studies Department at
Lafayette College, Easton, PA. His most recent books are Evil
Children in Religion, Literature, and Art (Palgrave 2001) and
Literature, Religion and East/West Comparison: Essays in Honor
of Anthony C. Yu, of which he is the editor (forthcoming with
the University of Delaware Press, 2004).
William J. Conklin,
ARC Vice President, is an archaeologist specializing in pre-Columbia
textiles and an architect with offices in New York and Washington.
His architectural work includes the United States Navy Memorial
and the new town of Reston, VA. His recent archaeological work
has been in Chile and published as an essay entitled "The
Individual in pre-Columbian Archaeology" in the Textile Museum
ARC Director, is Executive Director of the Association for Religion
and Intellectual Life which publishes Cross Currents, a quarterly,
academic journal inter-religious and inter-disciplinary in scope.
He is the author of several books including God and Science. He
edits a weekly newsletter on Christianity for About.com and is
currently working on a book on sacred space with a grant from
the Louisville Institute.
Mary Jean Irion,
ARC Fellow, is the founder/director (1987-97) of the Writers'
Center at Chautauqua. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Yankee,
New England Review, Prairie Schooner, and many other journals.
Her books are From the Ashes of Christianity (non-fiction); Yes,
World (essays); Holding On (poems); and She-Fire: A Safari into
the Human Animal (non-fiction), now in search of a publisher.
ARC Director, is a composer, conductor, and faculty member of
Berklee College of Music. His music has been performed widely
in this country as well as in Europe and Japan.
ARC Director, is a New York architect who has completed a number
of projects in the city and elsewhere including the Church of
Saint Mary the Virgin in NYC. She is a graduate of the School
of Architecture of the Cooper Union
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nearly four decades thus exemplifies what the Society understands
as the necessary and vital connections between art, religion and
The Moving Image
Religion and the Visual Arts
Theology and Music
Theology and Poetry:
Languages that Shape the Soul
Tracing the Garden
Drawing on the Human
Alfred Barr and
the Religious Dimension of Modernism
A Theology of
Alfred Barr and
the Religious Dimension of Modernism
Lifting the Veil
Performance and Symposium
Illuminations & Transformations:
Cross-Cultural Spiritual Dynamics
in Music, Text, Dance and Film
Sacred Text Embodied in Visual Art
The Meaning of Myth
Myth, Ritual and the Mediation
Writers' Ways with Loving and Dying
The Divine Image
Implications for a changing image of God.
Uneasy Constellations of Meaning
Theological Perceptions and Visual Images in Sixteenth Century
The Religious Art of Andy Warhol
AYNI: The Andean Concept of Reciprocity
courtesy Cross Currents
Charles Henderson, Executive Director