The Getty Center
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Past Event

For centuries, Christians have looked to the saints as god's intermediaries, praying to them for protection, comfort, inspiration, and miracles. People have called on saints to defend everyone from artists to alcoholics, and as patrons of everything from childbirth to whale conservation. In addition to canonization via the Catholic Church, some saints are likely to be created through popular movements and localized boosterism–and the number is still growing. How did saints emerge as a powerful force throughout Christian history? Who were they? What needs do they fulfill?

This panel, moderated by documentary filmmaker Jody Hassett Sanchez, and including Candida Moss, professor of theology at Notre Dame University; Leonard Primiano, professor of religious studies at Cabrini College; and Conrad Rudolf, professor of art history at UC Riverside, explores the origins and meaning of saints in order to understand their depictions throughout history.

Complements the exhibitions Miracles and Martyrs: Saints in the Middle Ages and Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister

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