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Kimberly Vrudny

Associate Professor, Theology
Degree
Ph.D. Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, MN
Office
JRC 155
Phone
(651) 962-5337
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819 Ext. 2-5337
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail # JRC 153, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Education

Ph.D. (2001), Luther Seminary, Historical Theology (with coursework from Cambridge University, England). Thesis: "Scribes, Corpses, and Friars: Lay Devotion to the Genetrix, Mediatrix, and Redemptrix Through Mendicant Didactic Use of the Speculum humanae salvationis in Late Medieval Europe." I presented arguments for considering Nicola da Milano as author of the Speculum humanae salvationis after studying medieval copies of the Speculum humanae salvationis in: Oxford (The Bodleian Library), London (The British Museum), Cambridge (The Fitzwilliam Museum), New York (The Morgan Library), Chicago (The Newberry Library). Director: James Kittelson, Ph.D.

M.A. (1995), United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, Theology and the Arts. Thesis: "The Medieval Treatment of the Queen: The Austrian Monastic Quest for the Biblical, Allegorical, and Historical Esther." I surveyed copies of the Speculum humanae salvationis in Austrian collections, and examined medieval biblical interpretation of Esther in texts and images. Director: Wilson Yates, Ph.D.

B.A. (1992), Gustavus Adolphus College, magna cum laude. Religion and Art History Majors; Studio Art Minor. Semester abroad at the University of Haifa, Israel. Director: Linnea Wren, Ph.D.


Areas of Expertise
Theology and Public Health (HIV/AIDS)
Theological Aesthetics
Theology and the Arts

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

THEO 101 Introduction to the Christian Theological Tradition
THEO 200 Christian Belief: Ancient and Contemporary

THEO 397/

THEO452

Theology of Beauty (Undergraduate)
THEO 800 Theology of Beauty (Graduate)

THEO 397/

THEO453

Theology and Art
THEO 397 AIDS, Apartheid, and the Arts of Resistance (in Cape Town, South Africa)
IDSC 480 Community Action and Social Change
IDSC 480 Truth, Goodness, and Beauty: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives

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