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THEO 7676 Theological Aesthetics (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

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

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 22-Jan-14