Graduate Theological Union

Michael Morris (OP)

Dominican School of Philosophy and TheologyMichael Morris pic
Professor of Religion and the Arts
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1978

MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1980, 1986
BA, MDiv, St. Alberts College, 1977
BFA, University of Southern California, 1971

Phone: 510/883-2075

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Religion & Film & Art History
  • Religion & Popular Culture
  • The Art of the Apocalypse
  • Christian Iconography- Symbols-Legends
  • Bible and the Arts Seminar

Selected Publications

  • The Woman Behind the Myth, Vivace Edizioni, 2014.
  • Noble Consort: The Image of Saint Joseph in Pre-Raphaelite Art, University of St. Joseph Press, 2005.
  • Madam Valentino: The Many Lives of Natacha Rambova, Abbeville Press, 1991.
  • "Noble Consort: Saint Joseph in Pre-Raphaelite Painting," in Saint Joseph of Nazareth, St. Joseph University Press, 2011.
  • "A Painter's Magnificat: Frederich Overbeck's Triumph of Relgion in the Arts," in On Pilgrimage with Magnificat, Magnificat USA, 2008.
  • "The Crucified Body of Christ: Art and Mysticism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries," Pierre D'Angle, 1999.