Needed -- people with an interest in visual theology to test a Visio Divina work flow

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, May 15 2022 8:45 PM

With thanks to those who tested my Verbum: Eastern Orthodox (Ware) Bible Study workflow, I am now recruiting people to test my Verbum: Visio Divina workflow which tests the limits of the workflow process as it fails to fit into any of the prescribed categories i.e. Faithlife does not index its religious art as Factbook objects Note visio divina is practiced widely, although not always by that name. I have found resources from Black churches, Church of Christ, Methodist, Anglican, Catholic, and Orthodox sources and I suspect I have "only scratched the surface". Remember that when you get the workflow, it will show under custom workflows.

I am concerned that I may be assuming too much and therefore providing too brief directions.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 15 2022 9:11 PM

Wish you success. No workflows on L7.

But I can see sort of a completely different world than FL is designed for.  Today's surprise subject was 'bread'. There's a whole visual aspect, beginning in pagan shrines, moving into jewish, and then Christian. 'Bread stamps'. And specific shapes. (Eerdman's Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology)

That led to basilica design. I used to be in the large construction design business ... theology of ancient building design. Apparently Arian churches were specific.

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John Connell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 17 2022 4:24 AM

MJ, I was surprised that the first step in the workflow was not a media search for images of the given topic. Easy enough to do in a separate Tab I guess. Also, with some work  you might include internet links to repositories of appropriate images is such exist.

I am heading off to a Retreat House at a nearby Monastery for a silent retreat soon and will spend some time with this concept.


And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers (Mal 4:6a)

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