Jewish and Catholic Aesthetics: An Encounter
Executive Conference Center, University Hall
1 Lmu Dr
Los Angeles 90045
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Especially in the twentieth century, philosophers writing from both Jewish and Catholic perspectives have reflected deeply on the relationship between aesthetics and religious faith and practice. In both streams of thought, one finds commonalities and differences concerning the role of the visual arts, architecture, music, and literature in religious life. This conference will bring together a group of scholars working on Jewish aesthetics, Catholic aesthetics, and relations between the two. A primary focus will be on figures such as Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, and Martin Buber as well as Jacques Maritain, Etienne Gilson, and Hans Urs von Balthasar. Other figures and periods may also be considered as time on the program allows.
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