David and Bathsheba - The Marc Chagall and the Bible Evening Devotional with Catherine Sider-Hamilton

David and Bathsheba - Chagall evening devotional September 14, 2023


7:00 PM


5 Hoskin Ave, Toronto, Wycliffe College (The Great Hall)

Professor Catherine Sider-Hamilton will lead us into a meditative lecture on Marc Chagall's lithograph David and Bathsheba in the exhibit.

David and Bathsheba, conjoined in love and fizzing with colour, in Chagall's 1956 lithograph for Verve - and yet behind their beauty there lies adultery and cold-blooded murder. A meditation through the art of Chagall on human sin and God's redemption, the complexity and beauty of the biblical story.

Catherine teaches New Testament and Greek at Wycliffe and serves as Priest-in-Charge of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Riverdale. She seeks to live the vocation of a “scholar-priest,” serving Christ in both church and academy, in the conviction that the study of theology finds its goal and purpose in the life of the church, as the life of the church nurtures and challenges theological study. Her teaching and research interests include the Gospels, especially Matthew; Second Temple Judaism and Jewish biblical interpretation, Paul and especially women’s interpretation of Paul in the early and medieval church. She seeks to work at the intersection of theology and biblical studies, taking seriously the historical claim of the Scriptures, as well as their witness and function as Word of God. 

The event is free to the public and no registration is required. Voluntary donations are welcome.

For more information about the exhibition, visit wycliffecollege.ca/chagall.



We are excited to extend an earnest invitation to a unique devotional series in conjunction with the remarkable Marc Chagall exhibition at Wycliffe College.

This extraordinary opportunity to delve into the interplay of spirituality and art will be delivered by an esteemed group of faculty, pastors, and rabbis, each bringing a diverse and profound perspective to the table. Through Chagall's artworks, which beautifully weave faith, dreams, and narratives, these skilled guides will lead us on a journey that transcends the visual to touch the divine.

This fusion of art and faith is designed to invoke thought, introspection, and inspiration, regardless of your artistic or spiritual background. Join us in this enlightening voyage that promises to deepen your understanding and enrich your spiritual experiences through the lens of art. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you to this extraordinary experience.