Graduate Theological Union

Art and Religion


Student Work

James Ryan Parker,

Ministers of Movies: Sherwood Pictures and the Church Film Movement

Angela Yarber,

Dancing Feet Find Holy Ground: Embodying the "Feminine" in the Dances of the World's Religions





The embodied journey of
Angela Yarber, Ph.D. '10

Ryan Parker

Ryan Parker,
Power of Activist Filmmaking

Rebecca Berru Davis

Rebecca Berru Davis,
Stitching Hope and Beauty


Cecilia González-Andrieu (Ph.D. '07),

Assistant Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University

Viji Nakka-Cammauf (Ph.D. '03),

Founder and President, Little Flock
Children's Home, Hanumanthapuram,

Related Blogs presents reviews of popular culture from a progressive Christian theological perspective. Maintained by Ryan Parker Ph.D. '10 and Richard Lindsay Ph.D. '11.







This Area of Concentration is available to students affiliated with the following schools: CDSP, DSPT, JST, PSR, and SKSM.



The M.A. in Art and Religion deals with the way in which art and religion inform each other, focusing on a variety of media, especially the visual arts, film, dance, drama, literature, and music in their contemporary as well as historic expressions.  Students research projects can range from the history of art in any particular medium to Theological Aesthetics, and can include a variety of time periods, religious practices, theological inquiry, and church institutions, among other options. Each school may have a distinct emphasis. 

In addition to GTU courses, students can do coursework in the arts at the University of California at Berkeley and Mills College, while enjoying access to the cultural resources of the San Francisco Bay Area.

M.A. Requirements