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Rebekah Smick is Associate Professor of Philosophy of the Arts and Culture at the Institute for Christian Studies, an affiliate of the Toronto School of Theology. Her publications include a book on the Western survival of classical culture, and book chapters on Italian art criticism and theory. She is a recent contributor to the book accompanying the 2016/17 Art Gallery of Ontario/Musée D'Orsay exhibition Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and More.


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A graduate of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, David Holt has special interests in Italian art and world religions. He has had many exhibitions in the USA and Canada, a painting grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and a residency at the Ragdale Foundation. A former long-time Professor of Art at Marymount College, Tarrytown (later of Fordham University), he now teaches art at Upper Canada College. He is a member of Loop Gallery, an artists’ collective in Toronto.



Thomas McIntire is Professor of History and 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 in World Christianity.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. His recent book is entitled Putting Art (Back) in Its Place (2016).