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Matthew Milliner, Ph.D. - Wheaton College. Wheaton, IL, US

Matthew Milliner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Art History | Wheaton College

Wheaton, IL, United-States

Dr. Milliner teaches across the range of art history, with a specialization in Byzantine and medieval art.

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Biography

Dr. Milliner teaches across the range of art history with an eye for the prospects and pitfalls of visual theology. He holds an M.A. & Ph.D. in art history from Princeton University, and an M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary. His scholarly specialization is Byzantine and medieval art, with a focus on how such images inform contemporary visual culture. He is a three-time appointee to the Curatorial Advisory Board of the United States Senate, and winner of Redeemer University’s Emerging Public Intellectual Award.

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Education (4)

Princeton University: Ph.D., Art and Archaeology 2011

Princeton University: M.A., Medieval and Byzantine Art 2007

Princeton Theological Seminary: M.Div., Theology 2005

Wheaton College: B.A., Art History 1998

Areas of Expertise and Research Interests (11)

Art History Byzantine Art Medieval Art The Virgin Mary Visual Theology History of Art & Architecture Non-Western Art Renaissance Art History Contemporary Art Archaeology

Accomplishments (4)

Redeemer Emerging Public Intellectual Award (professional)

2016-10-01

Redeemer’s EPI Award is intended to recognize and foster emerging talent—those working in the Christian academy who excel in both academic and public spheres and whose work impacts the common good. This $5,000(CAD) award is intended to encourage the development of first-rate public intellectuals in the Christian academy.

United States Senate Curatorial Advisory Board Member (professional)

2015-01-01

Serving the 114th Congress (2015 - 2017).

Junior Faculty Achievement Award (professional)

2014-01-01

Awarded by Wheaton College.

Harold W. Dodds Honorific Fellowship (professional)

2010-01-01

Awarded by Princeton University.

Media Appearances (2)

Exhibit encourages viewers, religious and secular, to 'Meet Mary'

National Catholic Reporter  online

2015-01-17

Matthew Milliner, assistant professor of art history at Wheaton College in Illinois, teaches a course on "Image and Ideas of the Virgin Mary." He noted that Mary is also important to non-Christians and that a prominent Chicago mosque is named Mosque Maryam. "Of course, there are many perspectives on Mary," Milliner said, "but Christian perspectives on Mary tend to dwarf other views." Milliner, who hasn't yet seen the exhibit, said he hopes it considers the recently translated The Life of the Virgin (the catalog doesn't mention that work, although it footnotes an earlier work by the translator, Stephen J. Shoemaker) and "exciting postsecular feminist perspectives on Mary from daring scholars like Tina Beattie" (she doesn't appear in the catalog)...

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Wheaton College Prof Named to Senate Advisory Board

WDCB  online

2014-01-01

A Wheaton College art history professor has been named to a prestigious government advisory board. Dr. Matt Milliner is now a member of the U.S. Senate Curatorial Advisory Board. The panel, which includes 12 other historians, curators and experts from some of the country's most respected institutions, is responsible for advising the Senate Commission on Art. Milliner tells WDCB News Reporter Gary Zidek the advisory panel’s job is to help the five Senators on that Commission.

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Presentations and Event Appearances (3)

Keynote Presentation: "Ecumenism in the Arts"

49th Annual Institute for Ecumenical Research Summer Seminar  Strasbourg, France

2015-07-01

Culture Breaking: In Praise of Iconoclasm

Wheaton Theology Conference  Wheaton, IL.

2015-01-01

Toward a Visual Ecumenism

Invited Presentation  Durham, NC.

2014-01-01

Academics and Published Research (1)

Courses Taught

- Art Survey (ART 101)
- History of Art & Architecture I (ART 251)
- History of Art & Architecture II (ART 351)
- Medieval & Byzantine Art (ART 352)
- Renaissance & Reformation Art (ART 353)
- Senior Seminar in Art History (ART 494)
- What is an Image? (CORE First Year Seminar)
- The Art & Literature of Indigenous America (CORE Advanced Integrative Seminar)
- Mother of God: The Art & Theology of the Virgin Mary (CORE Advanced Integrative Seminar)

Select Articles, Chapters, Reviews, and Other Publications (21)

Visual Ecumenism: The Coy Communion of Art The Sacraments and Christian Unity

Matthew Milliner

2018

One Soul in Two Bodies: Icons of Sergius & Bacchus Then & Now Beauty, Order, Mystery: A Christian Vision of Sexuality

Matthew Milliner

2017

The Blessed Virgin Mary The Evangelical Dictionary of Theology

Matthew Milliner

2017

Review of Matthew Crawford's The World Outside Your Head First Things

Matthew Milliner

2016

Culture Breaking: In Praise of Iconoclasm The Image of God in an Image Driven Age

Matthew Milliner

2016

Icon as Theology: The Byzantine ‘Virgin of Predestination.’ ReVisioning: Critical Methods of Seeing Christianity in the History of Art

Matthew Milliner

2014

Visual Arts in Education. Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception

Matthew Milliner

2014

Not So Secular Sweden First Things

Matthew Milliner

2014

Living Offering First Things

Matthew Milliner

2014

Review of Bissera Pentcheva's The Sensual Icon and Leslie Brubaker and John Haldon's Byzantium in the Iconolclastic Era Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies

Matthew Milliner

2014

"A Secular Age 2.0" Review of Thomas Pfau's Minding the Modern Books & Culture

Matthew Milliner

2014

Our Lady of Wheaton First Things

Matthew Milliner

2013

“Ghost of Princeton Past.” Review of Inner Sanctum, Princeton: America's Campus, & Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870-1930 Books & Culture

Matthew Milliner

2013

Review of Cecelia González-Andrieu's A Bridge to Wonder: Art as a Gospel of Beauty Christian Scholar’s Review

Matthew Milliner

2013

Lenten Reading: A Review of Ephraim Radner's A Brutal Unity. Books & Culture

Matthew Milliner

2013

The Brancacci Chapel and Academia’s ‘Religious Turn.’ Art as Spiritual Perception: Essays in Honor of E. John Walford

Matthew Milliner

2012

Kindred Spirits Revisited: T.S. Eliot & Bruce Herman. Qu4rtets

Matthew Milliner

2012

Medieval Wisdom and the University. The City

Matthew Milliner

2012

Anchors Aweigh: The Neglected Art of Theological Interpretation Comment

Matthew Milliner

2012

A Curse Reversed: Towards a Visual Ecumenism Seen Journal

Matthew Milliner

2012

“Converting the Canvas.” Review of Timothy Gorringe's Earthly Visions First Things

Matthew Milliner

2012

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