Jacob’s Dream, Rudolf von Ems, about 1400-10. J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 33, fols. 39v-40.

How Do We Depict Religious Experiences?


Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Lacking direct evidence, such as a shared vision or physical proof, how can we convey metaphysical essence in physical form? For this panel, presented with Zócalo Public Square and moderated by Jody Hassett Sanchez, Lisa Bitel, University of Southern California medieval historian and author of Our Lady of the Rock, Leonard Norman Primiano, religious studies scholar at Cabrini University, and Michael Tolkin, writer and director of The Rapture, explore how humans depict the supernatural. Complements the exhibition Things Unseen: Vision, Belief, and Experience in Medieval Manuscripts.

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