Dr. Aaron Rosen

“What Would Jesus See?:
A Jewish Look at How Jesus Saw the World”
Organized by Charleston Interreligious Council, hosted at KKBE.

FSA proudly partnered with the Charleston Interreligious Council to present a keynote lecture: “What Would Jesus See: A Jewish Look at How Jesus Saw the World,” hosted by Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue (KKBE) on Thursday, March 23rd. Video Recording on view HERE.

“Jesus was a visual thinker. As he makes this argument, Rosen invites readers to use their imagination to explore how Jesus saw, what he saw, and why it is important today. Rosen brings a fresh lens to the Gospels, informed by his experience as an art curator and scholar, as well as his life as a practicing Jew married to an Episcopal priest. As Rosen applies Jesus’s unique ways of seeing the world to key challenges facing society today, he taps a surprising trove of examples drawn from art, current events, and popular culture. At the core of Jesus’s ministry, Rosen finds, is a call to look at our world—especially those who are most disadvantaged—with radical empathy.”


About FSA Visionary Aaron Rosen

About FSA Visionary Aaron Rosen

Dr. Aaron Rosen is Professor of Religion & Visual Culture and Director of the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts & Religion at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C. He is also Visiting Professor at King’s College London, where he was Deputy Director of the Center for the Arts & the Sacred. Rosen began his career at Yale, Oxford, and Columbia, after receiving his PhD from Cambridge. He has curated exhibitions around the world and directs The Parsonage Gallery on the Maine coast, exploring ecology and spirituality through contemporary art. Rosen has provided commentary for various major publications and outlets, including PBS and the BBC. He is the author or editor of eleven books including: What Would Jesus See?; Art and Religion in the 21st Century; Encounters: The Art of Interfaith Dialogue; and Journey through Art, a history for young people translated into seven languages. He is currently working on a monograph entitled The Hospitality of Images: Modern Art and Interfaith Dialogue.