The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Welcomes Theologian and Poet Nicola Slee for
The Christa Project: Seeking a Risen Christa
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine continues its ongoing art exhibit and program initiative The Christa Project: Manifesting Divine Bodies with a talk by theologian and poet Dr. Nicola Slee,Seeking a Risen Christa, on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7 pm, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street).
In this talk, Dr. Slee will offer a historical overview of the development of the notion of the female Christ symbol and survey artistic images from a variety of contexts and periods. She will reflect on the significance of the Christa and question the dominance of images of crucified and suffering Christas, pondering the relative paucity of images of risen female forms. The lecture will include a reading of some of her poems about the Christa.
Dr. Nicola Slee is Director of Research at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham, UK. Author of numerous articles and books and a frequent public speaker, her book Seeking the Risen Christa (SPXK, 2011) traces and explores the development of the female Christ symbol. She is currently working on a theological book on Sabbath, and co-editing a series of essays on feminist research methodology, Researching Female Faith: Qualitative Perspectives (Taylor and Francis, 2017).
The Christa Project: Manifesting Divine Bodies, on view through March 12, explores the language, symbol, art and ritual associated with the Christ image and the human body, and the ways the Divine is manifested in every person, of every gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation.
For more information about the evening and to RSVP, please visit the Cathedral’s event page.