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William Dyrness

William Dyrness is Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. Following graduate studies at the University of Strasbourg and the Free University of Amsterdam, he taught theology in the Philippines and at New College in Berkeley. He came to Fuller in 1990, as Dean of the School of Theology, and in 2000 was a founding member of the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts, a research and program unit of Fuller. His research interests have centered on issues of culture, global theology, and, especially, worship and the arts and visual culture. Publications include Visual Faith: Art Worship and Theology in Dialogue (2001), Reformed Theology and Visual Culture: The Protestant Imagination from Calvin to Edwards (2004), Senses of the Soul: Art and the Visual in Christian Worship (2009); and Poetic Theology: God and the Poetics of Everyday Life (2011). Currently he is working on manuscripts on "Interfaith Aesthetics: Buddhist and Muslim Devotion in Los Angeles" and "The Religious Influence on the Rise of Modern Art," both forthcoming in 2012.

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