GIMC Tour of Nashville Houses of Worship

FEB 16

Join GIMC for a Tour of Nashville Houses of Worship
 Join Professor Robin Jensen and Friends from Vanderbilt's Center for the Study of Religion and Culture for a tour of six or seven of Nashville's historic houses of worship. Each stop will include a musical offering that reflects the character, personalities, or traditions of the site's worshipping community.

We will go by bus from inner city to the outer suburbs as we consider the relationship between architecture, music, and religious practice. The tour will include visits to Downtown Presbyterian Church, Corinthian Baptist Church, Christ the King Catholic Church, Congregation Micah, and Midtown Fellowship. Lunch is included.

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a.M. 9:30

Houses of Worship Tour Audio


This event is sponsored and paid for by Vanderbilt University's American Studies Road Trips and the University Commons.

Facilitated by Dr. Robin Jensen


Robin Jensen's undergraduate emphasis on theatre arts and her subsequent professional training as a visual artist stimulated her interest in integrating the history of visual art and architecture with the study of worship and liturgy. Her historical research concentrates on Christian practices and non-textual expressions of the faith of the early Church. Her first book, Understanding Early Christian Art (Routledge, 2000), offers an integrated examination of the visual art of the early Church with its verbal expression, particularly in the context of worship (homilies, prayers, and catechetical lectures). Her most recent book, Face to Face: The Portrait of the Divine in Early Christianity (Fortress, 2005), examines the development of the portrait of Jesus and the question of the visual image of God in Christian theology and devotional practice.