FUMC Rockwall to continue Wesley Arts Series with ‘Sacrifice of James Harvey’

ROCKWALL, TX (April 16, 2014) On Thursday, April 24th, at 7:00pm, First United Methodist Church of Rockwall, 1200 E. Yellow Jacket Lane, will host for its Wesley Arts speaker series Dr. J. Sage Elwell, Assistant Professor of Religion and Art at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth who will speak on “The Sacrifice of James Harvey” and his current research on the life of the designer of the Brillo Box as made famous by Andy Warhol and how the narrative of James’ life touches on and expresses the relationship between the “sacred”: and “profane” in the arts.  

Dr. Elwell is author of Crisis of Transcendence: A Theology of Digital Art and Culture and also publishes and presents in the areas of suffering and embodiment, the aesthetics of atrocity, religion and film, sin and evil, atheism, and the visual arts.  He also works as an artist in digital media, photography, and book art. 

Dr. Elwell holds a BA in Religious Studies from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO, an MA in Philosophy of Religion from the University of Kansas, an M.Lit in Philosophical Theology from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and a PhD in Religion, Culture, and the Arts from the University of Iowa. 

The public is invited. Admission is $5 payable at the door.  The lecture will be followed by a question/answer session and a reception. Childcare is available with advance reservation to 972 771 5500.

Submitted by Ruth Sears. 

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