Director, Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion; Professor of Art and Worship
Deborah Sokolove is the Director of the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion and teaches courses in art and worship. With a background in art education, computer graphics, and Most of her courses and her writing focus on the intersection of the arts with theology, liturgy, and culture. In addition to her teaching and writing, she also maintains an active studio practice as a painter. Her paintings have been shown locally and nationally, and are represented in numerous collections including two works in Oxnam Chapel: a set of Stations of the Cross, and Sanctus, which was created as part of the chapel renovation. Sokolove is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the North American Academy of Liturgy, Christians in the Visual Arts, and is on the Board of Directors of the Society for Religious and Theological Studies. She is a Steward of Seekers Church, an intentional Christian congregation in the tradition of Church of the Saviour, where she serves on the worship planning group and frequently preaches and leads worship.
Essasy in Edited Volumes
Sokolove has also been a regular contributor to Liturgical Homiletics, Homily Service, ecumenical resources for preachers, since 1997; ARTS, the journal of the Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, since 2007; and the Abingdon Worship Annual since 2011. Her essays on art, faith, and the artist's life have been published in The Art Journal, Images and Issues, Liturgy, and Faith at Work magazines.
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