About & Videos

the millinerd (photo by Joel Halldorf)
Matthew J. Milliner (a.k.a. "millinerd") has been teaching art history at Wheaton College since 2011. In a previous life he earned a Ph.D. and an M.A. in the Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton University, where he specialized in Byzantine and medieval art. In the life before that, he graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary with an M.Div. degree. In the life before that, he was the Director of Youth Ministries at Media Presbyterian Church in suburban Philadelphia. In the life before that, he went to Wheaton College, where he was an art history major (and married the other art history major). In the life before that, he grew up in New Jersey, Brazil and Indiana. And in the life before that, he did nothing, because the Origenist doctrine of the pre-existence of the soul was condemned in 553 AD.

Writing linked to through curriculum vitae, or on the side bar of this blog (under "extra millinerdum"). 


Hearing Law, Seeing Gospel: A Mockingbird history of Art ~ Matthew J. Milliner from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

TowerTalks | Artists Gone Mild | Dr. Matthew Milliner from Wheaton College on Vimeo.

Toward a Visual Ecumenism (Duke University talk available through iTunes).  

 Post-secular Art History (and other matters) (interview with Jon Anderson)
Evangelical Mystagogy (an attempt to bring the study of Byzantium and Evangelicalism together)

Daughter of Thy Son (Wheaton College chapel address regarding Mary)

Selected articles:
Wonder Women

The Other Assisi
Not So Secular Sweden
Nameless Beauty 
Living Offering
Lenten Reading
Our Lady of Wheaton 
Anchors Aweigh: The Neglected Art of Theological Intepretation
On the word "Image"
Seven Years in Chelsea
Return of Religion in Contemporary Art
The Desert Fathers

Selected blog posts:
 The Secret of Art History (and more)
Post-Secular Academia: A Present Reality (and deux)
The Unintended Abdication 
The Gift of the Guild
Metaphysiphobia: Diagnosis and Cure
God's Fatherhood After Feminism 
The Unmappable Terrain of Christianity and Art
Who's Afraid of the Analogia Entis? (and more)
And here's why a Byzantinist went with an image of Florence for the banner of his blog.