"On the Road to Emmaus: Catholicism, Art, and the Incarnational Imagination"
Anthony J. Godzieba, Villanova University
Thursday, Feb. 5 (5:15pm)
UVA - Minor Hall Auditorium
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On the road to Emmaus, a village near Jerusalem, Cleopas and another unnamed traveler were discussing and debating what recently happened to Jesus the Nazarene when, as St. Luke relays, "Jesus himself drew near and walked with them." The two, at least initially, did not recognize him, even as he explained the meaning of recent events. What happened next marks a still remarkable and indelible turning point in the development of Catholic belief and practice.
Villanova University Theology Professor Anthony Godzieba will use several paintings of Christ's post-Resurrection appearance on the road to Emmaus to guide us in an exploration of the necessary connections between the Catholic incarnational and sacramental imagination and the visual arts.
All are invited and welcome to attend this free public lecture, which will begin at 5:15pm on Thursday, Feb. 5.