Rev. Xavier John Seubert

Adjunct Professor of Pre-Theology

 

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Education

S.T.D. Albert-Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
M.A.  The Institute of Fine Arts - New York University
Doctoral Certificate The Institute of Fine Arts - New York University and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
S.T.M. Union Theological Seminary, New York City (Sacred Theology)
S.T.B. The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (Sacred Theology)

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Religion
The American Society for Aesthetics
Byzantine Studies Conference
The Catholic Theological Society of America
The College Art Association
International Association for Aesthetics

Works Published

"Anselm Kiefer's Covenant With the Land: Sacramental Art" in Doug Adams and Michael Moynahan eds. Postmodern Worship and the Arts­. San Jose: Resource Publications, Inc., 2002, 85-94.

"Anselm Kiefer: The Work of Art as Performance and Transformation of Theological Meaning" in Andrzej Wiercinski, ed. Between the Human and the Divine: Philosophical and Theological Hermeneutics. Toronto: The Hermeneutic Press, 2002, 502-509.

Beyond the Text: Franciscan Art and the Construction of Religion, co-edited with Oleg Bychkov. St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2013.

" 'But Do Not Use The Rotted Names': Theological Adequacy and Homosexuality" The Heythrop Journal  40 (1999) 60-75.

"Contemporary Art and the Expanded Death of the Human Jesus" New Theology Review 6 (1993) 27-39.

"The Cross and the Death of Jesus: A Franciscan Interpretation" in Anthony Carrozzo, ed. In Solitude and Dialogue: Contemporary Franciscans Theologize. St. Bonaventure, NY: The Franciscan Institute, 2000, 155-169.

"A Discussion on the Eucharistic Theology in Jean-Luc Marion's ­God Without Being" (abstract) in Judith Dwyer, ed. The Catholic Theological Society of America - Proceedings of the Fifty-second Annual Convention New York: CTSA, 1997, 111-112.

Lectures

"Anselm Kiefer: Art as Salvific Ritual", presented at the Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion Cornell University, Ithaca College, March 30, 2001.

Lecture Series: "Can Religion Survive Without Art", presented at Seton Hall University April 9-10, 2001.

"Anselm Kiefer: The Artist as Sacrifice and Savior", presented at the XVth International Congress of Aesthetics, Tokyo, Japan, August 28, 2001.

"Sacramentality - Icon or Idol?" presented at the Franciscan Symposium on the Theology of Person. The Washington Theological Union, Washington, D.C. May 13, 2002.

"Francis of Assisi and the World of Cranach", presented at the International Conference for Theological Aesthetics and Art History. St. Bonaventure University, New York May 20, 2004.

"Gregory Palamas' Theology of Icon and the Vatican Sakkos", presented at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art. April 19, 2005

"Of Saints and Patronage: Altarpieces in the Metropolitan Museum's Collection", presented at the Cloisters, New York City October 15, 2005

"From Akra Tapeinosis to the 'Man of Sorrows': Tracing an Image from Byzantium", presented at the Second International Congress for Theological Aesthetics and Art History Denver, CO May 28, 2006.

"The Sacramentality of Art and Franciscan Images", presented at the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, New York June 22-23, 2006.

"The Theology of Crucifixion in Contemporary Art", presented at the St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, New York September 23, 2006.

"Question of Faith?: Contemporary Artists and Religious Metaphors", presented at the Joint Symposium of Fordham University and The Museum of Biblical Art, NYC January 27, 2007.

"Sacrifice and Triumph in the Crosses and Crucifixes in The Cloisters' Collection",  presented at the Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), NYC March 17, 2007.

"Crucifixion Themes in Christmas Narratives: Selected Works at The Cloisters",  presented at the Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) - NYC December 22, 2007.

"Pantocrators and Minoritas: The Transubstantiation of St. Francis of Assisi", presented at the Franciscan Art History Conference, Denver, CO May 24, 2008.

"Medieval Objects from a Franciscan and Theological Viewpoint",  presented at Seeing the Medieval: Realms of Faith/Visions for Today: A Two-Day Symposium Fordham University, The Museum of Biblical Art, NYC May 31, 2008.

"Devotions to Mary and the Creations of Medieval Art",  presented at the Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), NYC August 2, 2008.

"Altarpieces as Interactive Drama", presented at the Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), NYC February 28, 2009.

"An Image of St. Francis of Assisi in the Reformation", presented at the Franciscan Art History Conference University of Rijeka, Croatia May 22, 2009.

"Buildings of Stone as Flesh for the Spirit: Architecture of the Poor Clares", presented at St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY July 13-17, 2009.

"The Saints of The Cloisters in The Golden Legend",  presented at the Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), NYC May 8, 2010.

The Virgin Mary: Matrix of Medieval Imagination", presented at the Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), NYC January 11, 2011

"The Hamburger Man of Sorrows and Medieval Sacramentality" presented at Fordham University March 18, 2011.

"Artistic Themes at The Cloisters from Jacobus da Voragine'sThe Golden Legend",  presented at the Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), NYC November 19, 2011.

"Romanesque Art: Praises of God in Wood and Stone", presented at the Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), NYC June 9, 2012.

"The Interface Between Crib and Cross in Medieval Art", presented at the Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), NYC December 8, 2012.

"Of Monks and Monsters: The Medieval Cloister", presented at the Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), NYC April 20, 2013.

"The Stained Glass Windows of the Middle Ages",  presented at the Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), NYC August 24, 2013.

"Relics, Tombs and Masses: Medieval Rituals of the Dead", presented at the Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), NYC June 28, 2014.

"The Cloisters: A Rockefeller Dream of Transformation", presented at the Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) - NYC August 30, 2014.

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