CFP: Jewish and Catholic Aesthetics: An Encounter

Submission deadline: December 31, 2021

Conference date(s):
April 5, 2022 - April 6, 2022

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Conference Venue:

Philosophy Department, Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, United States

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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.

Scholars of Jewish philosophical aesthetics, Catholic philosophical aesthetics, or the relations between the two are invited to submit abstracts for papers or panels of up to 500 words to the organizer, [email protected].

Abstracts are due by December 31, 2021, and decisions will be announced by January 30, 2022.

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