THEO 7676 Theological Aesthetics (Spring: 3 )
This course will explore the dramatic, aesthetic dimension of faith. In the light of Hans Urs von Balthasar's thought, students will examine the performative character of Christian faith as a locus theologicus that integrates contemplation and action, beauty and justice. Among the issues to be addressed are: theology and spirituality; the Christological foundation of theological aesthetics; popular Catholicism as liberating aesthetic practices; the relationship between liberation theology and theological aesthetics; theology and the arts.
Instructor(s): Roberto Goizueta
Last Updated: 22-Jan-14