RS 375 – LEC 0.50 – Course ID: 012205 – Icons in Eastern Christianity: Windows to Heaven

In the Christian East, icons are seen as theology in colour. They are known as “windows to heaven”. Icons both reflect and help form Christian teaching. This course investigates the development of iconography, how icons are understood within the tradition, and how other approaches to the aesthetic can inform a contemporary understanding of iconography. [Note: This course fulfils an Area 3B requirement for Religious Studies majors.] Prereq: One of RS 100B/110, 230, 231, 239, 240 taken after Spring 2008, 250 taken after Spring 2008, 257 taken after Spring 2008, HIST 235. Antireq: RS 330 taken prior to Fall 2008

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