Forester Lecture Series to explore Jesus’ image in medieval art, literature

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2011-02-10
Christopher Fee, Forester Lecture SeriesHUNTINGTON, Ind.— Dr. Christopher Fee, professor of humanities at Gettysburg College, will examine “The Anglo-Saxon Christ Militant” during the Forester Lecture Series at Huntington University on Feb. 24.

The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts on campus.

Fee is the Edwin T. Johnson and Cynthia Shearer Johnson Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. He is a specialist in early medieval English mythology, with books including “Gods, Heroes, and Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain” (with David Leeming, Oxford 2001) and “Mythology in the Middle Ages” (forthcoming). Fee also created highly regarded multimedia tools to help students virtually “visit” and learn about archaeological and cultural sites of the British Isles and Iceland.

Fee’s presentation will explore the image of Jesus in early medieval art, literature and iconography.

The Forester Lecture Series is designed to bring interesting individuals and topics to the attention of students and the regional community. The Forester Lecture Series is free and open to the public.

The Forester Lecture Series is coordinated by Dr. Jeff Webb, professor of history at Huntington University. For more information, contact Webb at (260) 359-4243.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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