Matthew Milliner is Associate Professor of Art History at Wheaton College.
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.
If God is the creator of human beings and art reflects human sentience, then can examining the arts discern reflections of God? Can one infer from various aspects of art...
Can Art Reveal God’s Traits?
Aesthetic Cognitivism is a theory about the arts as sources of understanding. What are the scholarly or scientific fields that form its foundation? Explore art’s...
Aesthetic Cognitivism II: Intellectual Foundations
Aesthetic Cognitivism is a theory about the arts as sources of understanding. What are its potential conclusions and consequences? Will art become a subset of science? Or can...
Aesthetic Cognitivism III: Meaning and Implications
What is the nature of art? What makes something “art”, and why should we value it? What are aesthetics and art theory? How is the philosophy of art (or aesthetics)...
What is Philosophy of the Arts?
Why are the arts so deeply embedded in religious settings and services? How do the arts work in religious spaces and activities? What are differences among the arts, say...
Arts and Religious Practice (Liturgy)