School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses

Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Theology


School of Theology and Seminary

First Advisor

Helen Rolfson, OSF

Subject Categories

Art and Design | Christianity | Liturgy and Worship


This paper is the end product of an Independent Learning Project under the direction of Helen Rolfson, 0.S.F. at Saint John's University, School of Theology, Collegeville, Minnesota, which investigated the spirituality of liturgical art in the Roman Catholic tradition. The particular focus of research was on the use of abstract art and iconoclasm within the tradition and in general theory. The paper presents the author's theory of contemporary liturgical art for the Roman Catholic Church in the West based upon his findings.



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