Beauty: Theology, Ethics or Aesthetics
College: Institute for Christian Studies
Instructor 1: Smick, Rebekah
AD students enrol in ICH6757HF
Course Code: 
ICH3757HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

Is beauty simply “in the eye of the beholder” or is it something more? Is it a way to God, a moral precept, or the specific locus for a unique kind of pleasure? This course examines a variety of subjective and objective views of beauty in the history of Western philosophy and theology from antiquity to the present (e.g. in the thought of Plato, Augustine, Aquinas, Kant, Weil, Barth, and Balthasar). It will also consider the implications of these views of beauty for the production of the visual arts, music, and literary culture in Western religion and society.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2010
Start Time: 
9:30
End Time: 
12:30
Schedule: 
Thu
Minimum: 
0
Maximum: 
0
Teaching Method: 
Seminars
Means of Evaluation: