Join me this May for “Beauty Ever Ancient, Ever New: An Introduction to Theological Aesthetics,” a course I am teaching at the University of St. Michael’s College (part of the Toronto School of Theology, which is affiliated with the University of Toronto).
We’ll be talking about beauty, art, and God in the heart of the city!
Here is the course description:
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” “Beauty is only skin deep.” For many, beauty is a ‘superficial’ concept whlch seems out of place in Christian theology. However, Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar wrote that the person who forgets or sneers at beauty “can no longer pray and soon will be unable to love.” Is beauty of vital importance to our understanding of God? The history of Christian thought is full of discussions of the beauty of God and creation, from Augustine’s beauty “ever ancient, ever new”…
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