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Theological Notebook: Visual Aids for Today's Trinity Lesson Using Masaccio's "Trinity" 
27th-Nov-2007 02:38 am
John Paul II - World Youth Day Dancer
Temporary entry: for possible use in my class tomorrow, studying the Trinity through the perspective of the visual arts, specifically Masaccio's Trinity. And now to bed!

Edit: Okay, I have to leave this entry here, even though I ended up not using the images in class (not as many students were using laptops as I thought might be), because jucundushomo left too fun a comment on here for deletion.
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28th-Nov-2007 01:25 am (UTC)
That's fabulous! You should be proud that even at the age of 14, you could recognize the importance of Masaccio, even though his name hadn't been used for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

I confess that today I wish I had your huge posterboard with the piece on it: that would have been a great help to me.

And ohmigosh: 14 in 1996? I knew you were a bit younger than me, but I didn't imagine until just now that you could have been a student of mine: I started teaching high school sophomores Church History in the 97-98 school year!

I trust you're making time over at Santa Maria Novella with the fresco? I'll email you the article I had my students read on it for the course: you'll love the background you're given. It's by your own Fr. Timothy Verdon, an American priest over at the Duomo, who has started an initiative to use the Church's artistic heritage as a catechetical tool. He guides students around on occasion: you should make a point of meeting him. I certainly would if I were there!
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28th-Nov-2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
And 1997-98 was, indeed, my sophomore year in high school!

*laughs while reading this*

But wait, surely it wasn't, Tim -- I'm only three months older than you, and 97-98 was my junior year.

Edited at 2007-11-28 02:39 pm (UTC)
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