Torrey Honors: Art & Media [Audio]
By Biola University
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The Torrey Honors Institute is a Great Books honors program at Biola University, emphasizing dialogue with primary texts and community discussion. The seminar-style program is supplemented by a series of context lectures to help students understand the ways in which those Great Books exerted influence on their surrounding culture as well as the way the authors were influenced by the context in which they wrote. The context lectures here deal specifically with art and media as understood through film, classical music, and conceptions of beauty.
||Improvisation, Tradition, and Discipleship / Matt Jenson||Dr. Matt Jenson defines improvisation as working "on and within" a tradition. He relates this to discipleship in Christ.||9/3/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Film as Text / John Mark Reynolds||Dr. John Mark Reynolds discusses the drawbacks and benefits of recorded media, particularly as it relates to film.||9/3/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Beauty / John Mark Reynolds||Dr. John Mark Reynolds argues that beauty is an objective quality. He describes the social implications that follow a subjective definition of beauty.||9/3/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Art of the Violin / Allen L Yeh||Dr. Allen Yeh demonstrates the art and technique of playing the violin. He additionally discusses the history of the violin and how to listen to classical music.||9/3/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||On Cinema / Joshua Sikora||Filmmaker Joshua Sikora discusses the history of film as well as how it is executed as an art form.||9/3/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Listen to Classical Music / Nicole Yount||Musician Nicole Yount discusses how and why a student should listen to classical music. She explains how music involves the whole of a human being as well as how music can relate theology.||9/3/2010||Free||View in iTunes|