Reclaiming the Intimate Images of Christ

7:30pm Lecture and Q&A
9:00pm Reception

Why is it easier for Catholics to visualize a cultural Mary, but Jesus continues to appear in a similar manner throughout history? Simon C. Kim, a 2015-16 visiting scholar with DePaul's Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology, traces the historical developments of Christological images as the source of evangelization of new cultures to reveal the political, social and cultural realities of a particular people and help us understand the relationship of humanity and divinity.

The ability to reclaim and cultivate these intimate images of Christ is not only constitutive of being church but it also allows local communities to contribute to the universal aspects of the faith. Today, the opportunity for Christological reflection and imaging based on the injustices of the global South is a necessary task as mass migration provides the context to see Christ as a migrant, a much-needed image that speaks to the people of God everywhere.

~ Speaker Bio ~

The author of Memory & Honor: Cultural & Generational Ministry with Korean American Communities, Simon Kim is also assistant professor of theology at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans, LA. Also a Catholic priest, he earned a doctorate in theology from The Catholic University of America in 2011, specializing in theology in cross-cultural contexts. He works extensively with Korean American communities and offers conferences, workshops, and retreats across the country on Korean American pastoral ministry.

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Student Center (Lincoln Park), 314B
2250 N Sheffield Ave

Event Type

Diversity, International/Cultural Activities, University-wide Events


Centers and Institutes, Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology (CWCIT)


Free & open to the public

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