—Princeton Seminary welcomes the Reverend Canon
Dr. James Woodward for April 23 lecture—
NJ, April 4, 2014—The Reverend Canon Dr. James Woodward, canon
steward of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, will give a talk titled “Theology
in Stone” at Princeton Theological Seminary on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.
in the Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room in the Princeton
Theological Seminary Library. He will explore the art and
architecture of the chapel that is at the center of the College of St. George
within Windsor Castle. The college was founded in 1348 by King Edward III.
St. George’s Chapel, Windsor
Castle, is widely regarded as one of Europe’s finest medieval buildings. In his
illustrated presentation, Canon Woodward will offer an overview of the history
of the chapel, highlight discoveries made during its renovation, provide
insights into the symbolism of the building, and explore theologically what it
might mean today to protect sacred space.
Before his appointment as
canon at St. George’s, Woodward was master of The Lady Katherine Leveson
Foundation at Temple Balsall. He has served at St. Christopher’s Hospice and was
lead chaplain at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. His expertise in
pastoral theology led to pioneering work in the church’s response to HIV and
Traditionally April 23 is
St. George’s Day, honoring the birth of the patron saint of England since the
14th century. St. George’s emblem, a red cross on a field of white,
was adopted by Richard the Lion Heart and brought to England in the 12th
century. William Shakespeare was also born on April 23 (in 1564) and died on
that day (in 1616).
The lecture is open to the
public free of charge. For more information, contact Gordon Graham at [email protected] or
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