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Kimberly Vrudny

Associate Professor, Theology
Ph.D. Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, MN
JRC 155
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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

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

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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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