Paul Kim, Ph.D., a Hebrew Bible professor at Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO), located in Delaware, Ohio, will discuss visual imagery and the literal beauty of the written word pertaining to the Book of Isaiah as part of the University’s Wilkin Event Series. The free, public event will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 in the Mazza Museum, located in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion.
Kim will explain how ancient iconography, and medieval and modern art aids in the understanding and appreciation of the Book of Isaiah, which represents the first of the latter prophets in the Hebrew Bible.
Kim, who has taught at MTSO since 1999, co-authored “You Are My People: An Introduction to Prophetic Literature” with University of Findlay religion professor Louis Stulman, Ph.D. He is currently working on commentaries on the book of Isaiah. In 2015 he undertook sabbatical research in Seoul, Korea as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar. His research concentrated on a comparative study of modern Korea during the Japanese occupation with the biblical exile.
He earned his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University, masters degrees in theology and divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree from Biola University in La Mirada, California. Kim also taught as an adjunct at Claremont School of Theology, International Theological Seminary and University of California, Riverside.
The March 15 presentation is part of the 2015-2016 Wilkin Event Series. The focus of this series is visual literacy, which pertains to identifying, reading and interpreting images. For more information, contact event chair and art history professor Marie Louden-Hanes, Ph.D., at (419) 701-8713 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.