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Katie Kresser, Ph.D

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Katie Kresser, Ph.D October 26, 2022 5 min read

Art for the Ages: Portraits and Human Dignity

In a culture obsessed with portraits, Dr. Kresser explores these simple images as essential tools for recognizing the dignity of the human person.
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Katie Kresser, Ph.D August 10, 2022 7 min read

Art for the Ages: St. Francis and the Birth of Renaissance Art

Inspired by her recent trip to Assissi, Italy, Katie Kresser writes St. Francis, St. Clare, Giotto, and (of course) Renaissance Art.
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Katie Kresser, Ph.D April 26, 2022 7 min read

Art for the Ages: How the Old Masters are Relevant Today

Katie Kresser embarks on a journey to explore how art from the old masters can provide proof of the human soul and show commonalities among human beings.
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Katie Kresser, Ph.D August 9, 2021 9 min read

Aesthetics and Spirituality Part IV: Tombs

For eras, humans have created monuments and reliquaries as links with the afterlife. Their efforts attest to an understanding about the soul’s immortality.
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Katie Kresser, Ph.D July 22, 2021 10 min read

Aesthetics and Spirituality Part III: Transformation Through Dress

Throughout human history, artisans have created similar objects in response to their cultures’ religious impulses—including dress.
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Katie Kresser, Ph.D May 7, 2021 9 min read

Aesthetics and Spirituality Part II: Quests

This essay explains the holy quest or pilgrimage. I will divide this essay into three sections: Roads, Gateways and Lodestars.
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Katie Kresser, Ph.D April 28, 2021 7 min read

Aesthetics and Spirituality Part I: High Places

Over the millennia, the human species has made cultural objects that bear striking resemblance to each other despite distances of time and space.
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