INSTITUTE FOR CHRISTIAN STUDIES IN COOPERATION WITH THE STUDIO FOR ART, FAITH AND HISTORY OF GORDON COLLEGE, ORVIETO, ITALY
GRADUATE SEMINAR AND DIRECTOR OF THE PROGRAM
Rebekah Smick is Associate Professor of Philosophy of the Arts and Culture at the Institute for Christian Studies in the Toronto School of Theology. Her publications include a book on the western survival of classical culture ond book chapters on Italian art criticism and theory.
DIRECTOR OF THE STUDIO FOR ART, FAITH AND HISTORY
Dr. John Skillen (Ph.D. Duke University, Medieval and Renaissance Literature) is the Director of Gordon College's Studio for Art, Faith, and History based in Orvieto. He was the medieval and Renaissance specialist in the English department before starting and directing Gordon's arts-oriented semester program from 1998 until 2009.
Paul Roorda is a Waterloo artist who has exhibited extensively with solo exhibitions in Canada, the United Stotes, and Germany. He has been awarded grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Paul Roorda has been the subject of an episode of "The Artist's Life" which aired on Bravo TV and was a finalist for the Blake Prize for religious art in Australia.
Thomas Mclnfire is Professor of History ond Religion in the University Of Toronto and Fellow of Victoria College, Toronto. Among his publications are a book and articles on religion in Rome, Umbria, Marches, and Romagna. His current work is on World Christianity.
John Terpstra's nine books of poetry and four works of creatfive non-fiction have won fhe CBC Radio Literary Competition as well as numerous Hamilton Literary Awards, and have been short-listed for the Governor-Generol's Aword, the Charles Taylor Prize, the BC award for Canadian Non-fiction and the Roymond Souster Award. He has Served as Writer-in-Residence of McMaster University and Hillfield-Strathalian College. He divides his time equally between writing and his chosen frade, which is woodworking.