After an unexpected, if much needed, two week hiatus, we will at last resume our our discussions on beauty and theology next week.
Though we left off in the 16th century, we are jumping all the way into the 20th century for our next reading: Jacques Maritain's Art and Scholasticism.
And remember how I said we'd come back to St. Thomas Aquinas? I haven't forgotten him. Maritain is perhaps the most famous twentieth century neo-Thomist, as well as a major figure in aesthetics (and I think he's a bit easier to read than St. Thomas!).
The excerpts I selected from Art and Scholasticism (and feel free to read the whole thing online, if you like!) will probably take two weeks to read and discuss, so don't worry about getting through the entire document – though aren't you glad I finally post something earlier enough for everyone to read!
And a little reminder: we'll be resuming Dante's Divine Comedy in the summer, with the Paradiso. If you haven't read the Inferno and the Purgatorio, you might want to start on those soon. We are reading the translation by Mandelbaum; you can find it here.
Hope to see you all Wednesday, on the upstairs back patio of the Ginger Man, at 7pm.
Peace & Blessings,