Friday, 16 November 2012

Annual General Meeting: Wednesday November 28

All ICS members are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, November 28 at 4:00 pm here at 229 College Street. Materials have been distributed.

Cal Seerveld Publishes Article

Calvin Seerveld has published an article titled "Categories for Art Historical Methodology" in a book honouring Wheaton College art historian, John Walford, who has retired. The book, edited by James Romaine, is titled Art as Spiritual Perception (Crossway, 2012). ICS graduate Henry Luttikhuizen also has an article in this collection. At Seerveld's invitation in 1989, John Walford (Wheaton College), Graham Birtwistle (Free University of Amsterdam), and William Young (Calvin College) taught an interim seminar with Seerveld at ICS, "Problems in Art History: Current Options and a Christian Look." Former ICS Senior Member Adrienne Dengerink-Chaplin has a message on the cover recommending the book.

Hendrik Hart’s Book Launch

On the evening of Friday December 7, from 7:00-8:30 ICS's Research Centre, the CPRSE, will be hosting a book launch to celebrate Hendrik Hart's and William Sweet's new book Responses to the Enlightenment: An Exchange on Foundations, Faith and Community. The launch will be held in Leonard Hall, just above Crux Books, located at 5 Hoskin Ave (Wycliffe College). There will be a presentation on the book by ICS's own Ronald A. Kuipers, with responses to the presentation by authors Hendrik Hart and William Sweet. Refreshments will follow. For more information, please call 416 979-2331 ext 247. We hope to see you there!

Janet Read’s Art Exhibit

ICS alumna Janet Read is exhibiting her new paintings at the Rebecca Gallery from November 22 until December 22. The opening will be held on Saturday, November 24 from 2-5 pm. The Rebecca Gallery is located at 317 Grace Street in Toronto. For information, call 416-537-8213 or visit

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Annual General Meeting: Wednesday November 28

All ICS members are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, November 28 at 4:00 pm here at 229 College Street. Materials are being distributed.

Shannon Hoff in Rochester

Senior Member Shannon Hoff will be presenting a paper at the meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, which takes place in Rochester, NY on November 1-3. Her paper is titled "Hegel and the Politics of Recognition."

Cal Seerveld in Toronto

Cal Seerveld has been invited to speak at the 40th anniversary celebration of IMAGO, hosted by Executive Director John Franklin, to be held at the Glenn Gould Studio on Friday, November 2, at 7:30 pm. A full evening of splendid artistic performances is expected.

For more information visit

Jeffrey Hocking in Chicago

On November 17th Junior Member Jeffrey Hocking will be presenting a paper titled Risking Idolatry: Theopoetics and the Promise of Embodiment in the Theopoetics Working Group at the AAR/SBL annual meeting in Chicago. Further details about the group, this year's theme, and abstracts of the papers can be found at

Tricia Vandyk in Sioux Center

On November 2, Junior Member Tricia Vandyk will be presenting a paper on “Gender, Young Adult Literature, and Imaginative Normativity” at the conference on "The Christian Evasion of Popular Culture," held by the Andreas Center at Dordt College, in Sioux Center, Iowa.

New Videos: Richard Kearney and Imagination's Truths

Three new videos are available on the ICS Youtube channel. They derive from the event "Imagination's Truths: re-envisioning imagination in philosophy, religion and the arts" which took place on October 13, 2012, and was cosponsored by ICS, Emmanual College, and the Toronto School of Theology.

The first video, recorded before the event began, is Richard Kearney being interviewed by our own Rebekah Smick on the subject of the role that imagination plays in our ability to express truth and deal with trauma.

The other two videos are complete recordings of the lecture by Richard Kearney and the panel discussion that took place at the event itself.

The videos and more information about the event and its participants can be found on the event website at