Dr. Aaron Rosen is Professor of Religion & Visual Culture and Director of the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He was previously Senior Lecturer in Sacred Traditions & the Arts and Deputy Director of the Centre for Arts & the Sacred at King’s College London. He began his career at Yale, Oxford, and Columbia Universities, after receiving his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has curated exhibitions around the world and written widely for scholarly and popular publications. He is the author and editor of many books, including Art and Religion in the 21st Century, Imagining Jewish Art, Brushes with Faith, and Journey through Art, translated into seven languages.
Fall: RA144 - Scripture in Literature
Spring: RA112 - The Holy in Washington, DC
University of Oxford, DPhil (by incorporation) - Junior Research Fellow at the Oxford Center for Hebrew & Jewish Studies
University of Cambridge, PhD - Thesis entitled "Brushes with the Past: Art History and Jewish Imagination."
University of Cambridge, MPhil - Concentration in Hebrew Bible
University of Cambridge, Diploma - Religious Studies
Bowdoin College, BA - Religion Major, Art History Minor
The Hospitality of Images: Modern Art and Interfaith Dialogue (in progress)
2020 Religion and Sight, co-editor with Louise Child. Sheffield, UK: Equinox.
2019 Brushes with Faith: Reflections and Conversations on Contemporary Art. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade
2018 Encounters: The Art of Interfaith Dialogue. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers.
2018 Journey through Art: A Global History. London: Thames & Hudson.
2017 Where’s Your Creativity? Co-authored with Riley Watts. London: Tate Publishing.
2016 Visualizing a Sacred City: London, Art and Religion, co-editor with Ben Quash and Chloe Reddaway. London: I.B. Tauris.
2015 Religion and Art in the Heart of Modern Manhattan: St. Peter’s Church and the Louise Nevelson Chapel. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2015. Routledge paperback, 2018.
2015 Art and Religion in the 21st Century. London: Thames & Hudson
2009 Imagining Jewish Art: Encounters with the Masters in Chagall, Guston, and Kitai. London: Legenda (Studies in Comparative Literature Series)
*additional list of publications & papers available upon request
2016-2019: Stations of the Cross: London; Washington, DC; New York; Amsterdam.
2015: Your Jewish Museum: Jewish Museum London. 3 exhibitions: Love, Journeys, and Sacrifice.