Section XII: The Transformative Power of Art

Eco-acoustics: The Power of Contemporary Music

Participants in this track will watch and discuss three types of films in two sessions each. Provisional choices are “The Mission” to consider the “other”, Flannery films to consider the human relation to nature, and a Jason Starr film, to consider the arts.

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Marjorie Suchocki
Professor Emerita, Claremont School of Theology and Co-Director of the Center of Process Studies

Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki is an author and United Methodist professor emerita of theology at Claremont School of Theology. She is also co-director of the Center for Process Studies at Claremont. Suchocki earned a BA in Philosophy from Pomona College in 1970, and both an MA and PhD in religion from Claremont Graduate School in 1974. She taught at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary from 1977 to 1983. From 1983 to 1990 she was professor of systematic theology and dean of Wesley Theological Seminary. In 1990 Suchocki returned to Claremont School of Theology, where she held the endowed Ingraham chair in theology and joint appointment at the Claremont Graduate School until her retirement in 2002. She has held visiting professorships at Vanderbilt University in 1996 and 1999, and at the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany in 1992. Since 2001 Suchocki has been director of the Whitehead International Film Festival. She is a leader in the field of process theology. She has written ten books including her most recent work Through a Lens Darkly: Tracing Redemption in Film.

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