Rejoicing in the Works of the Lord: The Spirituality of Beauty

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Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
Professor of Philosophical Theology, Franciscan School of Theology at Graduate Theological Union
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Rejoicing in the Works of the Lord: The Spirituality of Beauty

Podcast-style audio & video course -
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
Professor of Philosophical Theology, Franciscan School of Theology at Graduate Theological Union
(3 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

How do you define beauty? Do notions of beauty inspire your spiritual life?

Vastly different cultural definitions of beauty may lead us to question what true beauty is and how those worldly definitions compare to God’s definition. However, the real question is, do you let beauty define your spiritual life? Ideas of beauty and spirituality have always been intertwined. In Rejoicing in the Works of the Lord: The Spirituality of Beauty, Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, C.S.J. will help you explore the connections between beauty and spirituality by presenting various views of beauty from the Bible and great Medieval Christian thinkers.

This 12-lecture program develops the theme of beauty and its important role in any authentic spiritual journey. Rejoicing in the Works of the Lord: The Spirituality of Beauty is based in part upon the monograph by Sr. Ingham entitled, Rejoicing in the Works of the Lord: Beauty in the Franciscan Tradition (Franciscan Institute Publications, 2009).

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How do you define beauty? Do notions of beauty inspire your spiritual life?

Vastly different cultural definitions of beauty may lead us to question what true beauty is and how those worldly definitions compare to God’s definition. However, the real question is, do you let beauty define your spiritual life? Ideas of beauty and spirituality have always been intertwined. In Rejoicing in the Works of the Lord: The Spirituality of Beauty, Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, C.S.J. will help you explore the connections between beauty and spirituality by presenting various views of beauty from the Bible and great Medieval Christian thinkers.

This 12-lecture program develops the theme of beauty and its important role in any authentic spiritual journey. Rejoicing in the Works of the Lord: The Spirituality of Beauty is based in part upon the monograph by Sr. Ingham entitled, Rejoicing in the Works of the Lord: Beauty in the Franciscan Tradition (Franciscan Institute Publications, 2009).

After an introduction that points to the variety of spiritual approaches that relate to beauty, the focus of Rejoicing in the Works of the Lord: The Spirituality of Beauty turns more specifically to medieval voices. Sr. Ingham will guide you through the Western philosophical and spiritual tradition of interpreting beauty using as examples the views of Plato, Plotinus, and Ambrose of Milan.

More than a superficial opinion on physical beauty, Rejoicing in the Works of the Lord: The Spirituality of Beauty will inspire you to open your eyes to the many visions of beauty and, most importantly, to open your heart to the spirituality of beauty

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Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, C.S.J., Ph.D., is an expert on the thought of Blessed John Duns Scotus. She is Professor of Philosophical Theology at the Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside, California. After earning her doctorate in Medieval Philosophy at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, she taught for twenty-five years at Loyola Marymount University before joining the faculty at FST.
Sr. Ingham’s books include The Harmony of Goodness: Mutuality and Moral Living According to John Duns Scotus; Scotus for Dunces: An Introduction to the Subtle Doctor; Rejoicing in the Works of the Lord: Beauty in the Franciscan Tradition; and Understanding John Duns Scotus: Of Reality the Rarest-Veined Unraveller. Sr. Ingham received the Fritz B. Burns Medal for Excellence in Teaching (2000) at Loyola Marymount University. She has served as President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association and as Secretary for the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. A popular presenter with Franciscan groups, such as the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities and the United States Franciscan Federation, Sr. Ingham was awarded an honorary doctorate by two Franciscan institutions: Siena College in Albany, New York, and Felician University in Lodi, New Jersey.
Praise for Sr. Ingham
“Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ, is a gifted scholar and master teacher. An insightful and careful reader of the ‘Subtle Doctor,’ Ingham effectively and creatively communicates the practical significance of Scotus’ thought for today in scholarly, academic, and pastoral settings.” – Edward Coughlin, OFM, President, Siena College
“One of the foremost Scotus scholars in the world today, Mary Beth Ingham presents a refreshing and positive understanding of the human person, the nature of God and the value of creation. She weaves a rich tapestry of love, beauty and freedom with expert hands. Presenting the Franciscan worldview of mutuality and goodness, she will entice and enthrall those who hear her to desire and love the beautiful good.” –David B. Couturier, OFM. Cap., Ph.D., D.Min.

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  • The Experience of Beauty in Western Tradition
  • Augustine and the Way of Beauty
  • Hildegard of Bingen’s Vision of Nature: The Cosmic Egg
  • The Spiritual Senses: Tasting Beauty
  • Beauty and Harmony: The Music of the Spheres
  • Francis and Clare of Assisi: A Spiritual Beauty
  • Creation and the Experience of Beauty
  • Learning to Behold Beauty
  • Moral Artisans: Beauty and Moral Living
  • Presence, Poise, Praxis: Giving Birth to Beauty
  • The Goal of Life: Transformation into Beauty

3 reviews for Rejoicing in the Works of the Lord: The Spirituality of Beauty

  1. Christine

    She really know her Franciscan sources!

    She really know her Franciscan sources and can explain Franciscan spirituality in a way that all can understand.

  2. Sister Rose

    this course outlined for me why beauty is so essential.

    Because I believe in the importance of beauty in my life and in the lives of others, this course outlined for me why beauty is so essential.

  3. Sr. Dawn K., British Columbia, Canada

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    I have listened to this more than once. I find Sr. Mary Beth to be profound, yet easy to follow.

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